Ozzie, No Harriet

"You won't have Guillen to kick around anymore."

Colorful manager Ozzie Guillen of the Chicago White Sox, who captured a rare World Series for the franchise in 2005, will not return in 2012. In fact, I do not think he will be finishing out the 2011 season with the Pale Hose. The manager wanted more money than his sports-mogul boss, Jerry Reinsdorf, was interested in paying. In a move reminiscent of the days of player trades, Guillen is in all likelihood going in a trade to the Florida Marlins. The Marlins will have a new stadium in 2012, a fresh beginning for an often-unpredictable franchise.

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