CLEVELAND - Ozzie Guillen interviews never get old.
Guillen was asked about regrets from this season and had this to say:
"The only thing I regret, I don't think Jose [Contreras] and [Bartolo] Colon were ready enough to help us [out of spring camp],'' Guillen said. "That's what I thought. We brought them up to the big leagues so fast because we were desperate about who was the best guy we were going to take to be a starter. That's the one thing. I think Gordon [Beckham] should be in the big leagues. Besides that, we really thought the problem in the outfield would be resolved, the third base problem would be resolved with Josh [Fields]. Things didn't go the way they should be. One thing is those two guys weren't ready. Besides that, we just didn't play the way we should.''
He was then asked about what was left to play for, and had this gem:
"We got to go there and compete. That's the reason I was pissed Saturday. It seemed like we didn't compete and 'Ok, let's go through the season.' That's not the way to approach it because if we want it, like put this game over with, how about sending the money we make to Jerry [Reinsdorf] and Kenny [Williams]? I say, 'We're not going to play to win. Here's your money back and play to get the season over with.' If you're going to think that way, then give the money back to those guys. Myself, and my coaching staff. If I sit here and say I don't care what happens today, then look yourself in the mirror and you should be embarrassed because you're getting paid a lot to being here and you got to going through the season. I don't want to go through the motions. I don't care. I don't care what those guys think. I'm not going to go through the motions. I make the same move I made against Detroit that I go against Cleveland. Obviously, with Cleveland, I'm going to have a chance to play the kids. That's the only difference. We go to Detroit and it depends how they are. We'll go by the way we should. Right now, we got six games left and we have to win those six games. For what? Who cares. But we got to win those six games or be prepared. We still have people in the stands. We have fans watching the game. No matter what you play, you got to play for something. One thing about it, play for pride and thank God you're playing baseball now.''