Controversial Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillén has chapped the asses of the team’s suits and speculation is mounting that the obnoxious blowhard will be terminated shortly after the season concludes on October 3.
The 48-year-old Guillén, who was suspended five games without pay in April for praising Fidel Castro, the former First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, has “led” the Marlins (65-82) to last place in the National League East.
“He’s throwing blame on areas he doesn’t know much about,” one Marlins official said. “You look at the personnel he was given. It was good enough to compete for the playoffs. Your job as a manager is to get guys to perform. He couldn’t do that with Hanley Ramirez, John Buck or Heath Bell. He was supposed to handle Hanley, and how did that work out? Good managers are supposed to be good motivators. He wasn’t much of that this year.”
Guillén, who was quoted in June 2006 calling Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti a “fag” and has long been a vocal supporter of notorious Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, possesses a bright baseball mind and has compiled an impressive record of 739-699 since becoming the White Sox manager in 2004.
Unfortunately, the 2005 American League Manager of the Year, who became the first Latino skipper in the history of Major League Baseball (MLB) to win a World Series in 1995 by guiding the White Sox to a title, is an unlikable and polarizing man who is the primary reason the Marlins have floundered on the diamond.
The asinine 1985 American League Rookie of the Year, who made his professional debut with the White Sox in 1985 and retired as a Tampa Bay Devil Ray in October 2000, needs to be booted from “The Gateway to the Americas.”
Without Ozzie Guillén calling the shots at Marlins Park next spring, “The Fish” will immediately be an improved squad in 2013.by