Ozzie Guillen has just been traded to the Florida Marlins. Ozzie Guillen has been the manager of the Chicago White Sox for the past eight years but had decided he wanted to get away from the franchise. The front office in Chicago has apparently given him that wish.
According to ESPN, the White Sox traded him for two Marlins minor league players. This is about as shocking a chapter in this saga as fans could expect, especially after it had seemed like he was simply going to resign and head off into the sunset. He did announce that it would be his final game on Monday, but Guillen is still under contract through the 2012 season. That made trading him a possibility that the White Sox jumped at.
It's unclear what Florida will decide to do at this point, or if Guillen would even want to manage the Marlins next year. On one hand, though, maybe this is exactly what that franchise needed to do in order to get Hanley Ramirez under control. He could possibly show Ramirez what it takes to last in the game and why it is extremely important to start putting the team first in this equation.
What do you think about this trade? Did Florida make a mistake or steal away a great manager in Ozzie Guillen?