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Ozzie Guillen wants the Sox to let him know if his future is with them

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guillen-ozzie080505.jpgOAKLAND - Neither board chairman Jerry Reinsdorf or White Sox general manager Ken Williams felt the need to discuss the idea of Ozzie Guillen's future on Tuesday.
All Williams would say is, "the man [Guillen] has a contract for next season.''
Through a team spokesman, Reinsdorf was asked about the broken relationship between Williams and Guillen and said he was "not going to discuss this publicly.''
As far as the idea of giving Guillen - who is signed through 2011 with an option for 2012 - a contract extension at the end of the year, Reinsdorf said, "There have been no discussions of an extension during the season.''
Guillen's hope is that will change once 2010 is over, however.
"I have a one-year contract back in Chicago, everyone knows exactly what I want,'' Guillen said. "But I keep saying this is a business and I will be in Chicago as long as they want me here because the White Sox are part of my life. I'm 46 years old and maybe been working for the White Sox for 25 years. That's a lot of years. In the meanwhile, the rumors about I'm going somewhere, that's good because at least someone wants me in the paper.
"It's a one-year contract and we'll see. As soon as the season is over I will talk to Kenny and Jerry and see what is my future here, what they want, what they want to do. I hope I'm in the plans, but if not this is a business. If they're going to go with me, I love it. If not, that's part of the game.''
There has been growing speculation that Guillen would be courted by the Florida Marlins, and there is also the idea that he would be a big hit on television if he wanted some time away from managing.
"It's important to me to know where I stand,'' Guillen said. "Not for me, but more for my family. To let us all see, 'OK, we're going to be in Chicago another month or we're going to be in Chicago another six years.' That's very important for me to clear my mind from what is my next step, what should I do? Of course it's very important. That's why I'm going to go out there and take the risk, ask, and maybe I don't get good news.''
If the news isn't good?
"It's not the first time [Williams is] going to fire somebody, it's not his first time,'' Guillen said. "I think Kenny has a very tough job, so does Jerry. If they say, 'we're not going to do this,' they're not going to hurt my feelings, they won't.''

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He's right, he doesn't get paid to win divisions. He gets paid for the team to show up for two months then be comically bad the rest of the year. Ron Gardenhire gets paid to win divisions.

If he does get an extension I hope it includes a fainting couch for this drama queen's office.

This team has folded up like a cheap lawn chair!

The Twins have WON this division 6 of the past 9 years!

Which team is run better, drafts better, has a better minor league system, ETC, ETC, ETC.

What is wrong with the White Sox thinking?

I am sick of Ozzie, Williams, Walker, ETC, ETC, ETC.

Make Joey Cora the Mgr. Keep Cooper and Baines, and get rid of the rest.

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