White Sox Exercise Ozzie Guillen’s 2012 Option

The White Sox have picked up the option year on Ozzie Guillen's contract, keeping the manager in the fold through the 2012 season, tweets Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times.  Guillen's current three-year contract (covering 2009-11) was signed in 2007, and included the option year for 2012 that would've also become guaranteed if Chicago wins the AL Central next season.   Guillen just celebrated his 47th birthday yesterday.

Guillen's seven-year tenure as Chicago's manager has had its share of controversy and some notable ups-and-downs with GM Kenny Williams, but Guillen has delievered results on the field.  He has a 600-535 record as manager, and ended the club's 88-year World Series drought by bringing home the championship in 2005.  The White Sox also won the AL Central in 2008. 

13 Responses to White Sox Exercise Ozzie Guillen’s 2012 Option Leave a Reply

  1. 0vercast 5 years ago

    Great move. Ozzie is good for the Sox. They’re better off without the distraction of a coach who doesn’t know where he stands with the organization.

  2. fisk72 5 years ago

    Just in time for Soxfest tonight.

  3. nocalraiderfan 5 years ago

    Good, keep him in the dugout and off of the FOX broadcasts! Unless he’s dropping F-bombs in post game interviews, I can’t understand a word he says.

  4. evenyoudorn 5 years ago

    “We’ll exercise your 2012 option, and in return you must smash your son’s cellphone and/or break his thumbs.”

  5. evenyoudorn 5 years ago

    “…No, but seriously: we will fire your s— if that kid tweets about anyone’s personal life ever again.”

  6. Smart move. Ozzie’s a good manager and is great at taking pressure off his players. Kind of like a Rex Ryan without the trash talking. Sox look to be a good team heading into 2011, but you can never discount the Twins, obviously.

  7. Beauford 5 years ago

    Florida wants Guillen to be their manager next year when their new stadium opens. This is why their current manager only received a one year contract. They thought the Sox would not exercise Guillen’s option for 2012.

    The old trade rumor of Guillen for Mike Stanton was nonsense. But the Sox did propose a Guillen for Logan Morrison trade at that time.

    It will be interesting to see the Marlins reaction, if any, to Guillen’s 2012 employment.

    • JKGocha 5 years ago

      Why does stupid Florida wants Guillen. FLA have won their share of championships and there is no need for Guillen. He will probably get fired this year if the team doesnt get off to a good start. As their is alot of expectations now with the signing of Dunn.

      • Soxman17 5 years ago

        You may consider hiring a proofreader before referring to anyone as “stupid”.

  8. damn could have flipped him to the marlins for mike stanton

  9. firealyellon 5 years ago

    good. now let’s f up those Twins.

  10. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    I understand there was a moment of silence throughout Japan when it was announced there.

  11. westcoastwhitesox 5 years ago

    This prevents mid-season drama, as long as the Sox are doing well.

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