Think the White Sox had a bad weekend?
Yes, they did. But so did the Tigers, who dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the lowly Twins Sunday at Comerica Park. They are 1 game behind the Sox in the AL Central with 10 to play.
It's been a really bad season for former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, and it's looking more and more like he will not be in the dugout next May when the Miami Marlins visit U.S. Cellular Field.
According to a report in the Palm Beach Post, there is a 75 percent chance Ozzie is out as Miami manager at the end of the season. He is finishing up the first season of a four-year, $10 million contract and, at 66-87, the Marlins are last in the NL East and a colossal flop.
Naturally, Ozzie has not shied away from the heat, and he actually took a shot at Miami owner Jeffrey Loria over the weekend.
"If Jeffrey doesn't think I'm doing the job I should do ... it's not the first time he's fired a manager," Guillen said. "Look yourself in the mirror and ask why so many (bleeping) managers come through here."
Guillen played shortstop for the White Sox from 1985-97.
He came back to manage in 2004 and went 678-517 while guiding the Sox to the ’05 World Series championship. The 678 wins rank third in franchise history.
UPDATE: Marlins relief pitcher Heath Bell made a radio appearance on “The Dan Sileo Show” in Miami Monday and he was not very kind to Guillen.
"It’s hard to respect a guy that doesn’t tell you the truth or doesn’t tell you face to face,” Bell said on 560-WQAM. “There’s probably reasons why.”
Bell lost his closer's job ealrier in the season and is upset Guillen hasn't moved him back to the ninth inning.
"I stunk in April, plain and simple," Bell said. "I said I stunk, I worked hard, I busted my butt. I think I’ve had a tremendous second half. I’m not closing – I know that. But I just kept my mouth shut because I want to regain what I had, and I feel like I can’t do that. It’s just one of those things that what you see is what you get. I’m not going to be two-faced. I’m not going to sneak around your back and say this and that."