After watching his former manager, Ozzie Guillen, get kicked to the curb by the Miami Marlins after just one season, Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn told ESPN 1000's "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on Thursday that he was stunned by the knee-jerk decision.
"I don't think I would have bet the full completion of the four-year contract, just because of some of the personalities involved," Hahn said, as reported by ESPNChicago.com. "But I never thought he would have been gone in one year."
Guillen managed the White Sox for eight seasons before signing with the new-look Marlins last fall, but he quickly watched things sour in the span of just months. Along with losing a total of 93 games and finishing in last place in the National League East, Guillen's team was gutted from the inside out with a series of midseason trades. Even despite the chaos that went on, Hahn never would have believed that the organization would pull the plug after just one year.
"I think it was equally likely he was probably gone in one year as it would have been that he's there for 15 years," Hahn said. "It could have worked out wonderfully. Unfortunately, it went the other way."