Multiple news outlets are reporting that Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen will be leaving the Chicago White Sox after Monday's Game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Guillen made it clear a few weeks ago that he wanted a contract extension before the end of season. The Sox manager is under contract with Chicago through next season.
Guillen reportedly met with White Sox Chairmen Jerry Reinsdorf earlier on Monday to discuss his future with the White Sox. After a roughly 35 minute meeting, Guillen told reporters that nothing came out of it.
Ozzie has managed the White Sox since 2003. The highlight of his stint was the 2005 World Series Championship team.
No news on who will replace Guillen, but there is no way he will be as entertaining to the media as Ozzie was. Famous for his rants to reporters and on Twitter, Guillen will surely be missed.
The Florida Marlins are reportedly ready to pull off a trade with the White Sox to land Ozzie Guillen as their next manager. It has been rumored for some time that Ozzie would be heading to the Marlins where he served as an assistant coach before managing the White Sox. Current Marlins manager Jack McKeon has already told the Marlins he planned on retiring again after this season.
No word yet on who the White Sox will get from Florida in return for Guillen.