Ozzie Guillen out as White Sox manager

September 27, 2011 5:44:05 AM PDT
Ozzie Guillen is out as the manager of the Chicago White Sox. Monday night's game was his last with the team he led to the World Series in 2005.

The Sox and the Marlins have worked out a deal to send Guillen to Florida. That deal supposedly involves a few Minor League players.

"No regrets, no regrets. Very disappointed, yes," Guillen said. "I think when you put a balance together between the bad and good, I think I was pretty good...I know they are not going to forget me. They can't forget me."

Guillen met with White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf earlier in the day. Guillen said he would not return for the last year of his contract unless he got an extension.

Sox fans who watched Monday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays weighed in on the news of Ozzie's departure.

"It is time for a change. Clearly, he did not win this year with a staff that he had, so it is time to bring in somebody else," David Johnson told ABC7.

"It really upsets me because I do love Ozzie, and I think if they keep working together, they could find a common goal and win maybe," said Samantha Webster.

"What have you done for me lately? It's been five or six years since the World Series and nothing good since," said Jermaine Walker.

"Hugely disappointed. I have followed Ozzie since he was traded from San Diego to the White Sox, and he has been an incredible spirit of this franchise," said Mick Schwarz.

Sources say the pitching coach will be the only member of the staff Tuesday.


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