Found February 29, 2012 on Sports Junkie Online:
After the departures of staff ace Mark Buehrle and manager Ozzie Guillen to the Miami Marlins, there's little doubt that the White Sox are a team in transition. While Buehrle leaving is a big blow, I'm not sold on the idea that Guillen no longer in the south side of Chicago. His constant negativity and public deridings of players had to wear on the collective psyche of the ballclub. Guillen's outspoken nature was almost endearing when the team was winning the World Series, but became almost toxic over the past two seasons. New manager Robin Ventura should be a good change from Guillen, as while he won't be afraid to call out a player if they're not performing, he'll most likely do it in a private setting. Despite the fact he has no prior managerial experience, Ventura is a former All-Star and Gold Glover who has a solid baseball mind. Jake Peavy has struggled to get healthy after injuring his back during the 2010 season, but was already a staff ace with the P...

Guillen: Don't miss National Anthem

New Miami Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen issued a stern warning to his team via the press regarding his insistence that players be present during the performance of the National Anthem.

Durable Buehrle upgrades Marlins' rotation

A less-than-arduous winter routine has helped make Mark Buehrle one of baseball's most durable and successful pitchers, which is why the Miami Marlins gave him a $58 million, four-year contract this offseason. He threw only once before arriving for spring training, to the astonishment of his new teammates. But during the season, Buehrle throws more than anyone else. Since his...

Ozzie Guillen Uses Some Colorful Language to Explain His One Rule Regarding National Anthem

Bobby Valentine has made news in Red Sox camp by instituting a new ban on booze in the Boston clubhouse. Another new manager, on the other hand, isn't one for making rules -- except for one big exception. New Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen is one of the bigs' most colorful managers, thanks in large part to his obscenity-spewing mouth. He went off on another rant Tuesday...

Miami Marlins video: Ozzie Guillen does not want Josh Johnson to be a hero

Asked Tuesday if he anticipated handling Josh Johnson differently during the season because of his injury history, manager Ozzie Guillen said the right-hander would dictate that. “The only thing I want from him is to have confidence in us,” Guillen said. “He can come to us and say, ‘Listen, I need a day. Can I skip a start?’ I don’t want him to go up there and be a hero...

Miami Marlins videos: LHP Mark Buehrle throws live batting practice

Here are some clips of Mark Buehrle during his live batting practice session Monday. In the box against him: Matt Dominguez, Nick Green and Donovan Solano. brightcove.createExperiences();

Ozzie Guillen weighs in on Jason Varitek’s retirement in typical Ozzie fashion

Longtime Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek is announcing his retirement from baseball Thursday and given his status as a well-respected representative of the game (except when it comes to A-Rod and the Yankees, probably), it is expected that players, managers, front office personnel from all across Major League Baseball will express their congratulatory opinions [...]

Mark Buehrle and Carlos Zambrano in Miami Marlins uniforms…

As friend of the site Kevin Kaduk said, “I’m sure all Chicago baseball fans can agree that seeing this picture is just weird.” Kevin Kaduk's Facebook Very weird. It’s all starting to sink in now about Buehrle. I’ll deal with it, but I don’t like it. **********

Miami Marlins: Ozzie Guillen won’t tolerate missing National Anthem

Ozzie Guillen doesn’t have many rules, but one he’s made clear is don’t miss the National Anthem. He expects every player to be on the top step of the dugout come Anthem time. Those that aren’t are sure to draw his ire. “The National Anthem is 10 minutes before the game starts,” Guillen said. “We’re going to start in 10 minutes and you’re late? National Anthem,...

Miami Marlins: Guillen reveals tentative lineup for March 6 exhibiton. vs UM

Manager Ozzie Guillen revealed his tentative lineup for the March 6 exhibition game against the University of Miami at Marlins Park: Aaron Rowand, Donnie Murphy, Hanley Ramirez, Logan Morrison, Gaby Sanchez, John Buck, Austin Kearns, Scott Cousins (DH) and Nick Green. Mark Buehrle is the likely starter. Earlier that day, the Marlins have a Grapefruit League game in Jupiter against...

New Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle is right at home

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Top 15 Prospects: Miami Marlins

I have some concerns over the future of the Marlins organization. Management has given fans a reason to get excited with the recent signings of veterans Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle. What the club has not done, though, is focus on rebuilding from within at the same time. The Marlins organization has some interesting names but the depth is thin because of a lack of focus with both...

Miami Marlins in SI through the years: Guillen, Reyes latest to grace cover

The Miami Marlins, namely Ozzie Guillen and Jose Reyes, are on the cover of the March 5, 2012 Sports Illustrated. This is Guillen’s first SI cover and Reyes’ second. He was in a cover shot for the July 17, 2006 issue along with Mets teammates Carlos Beltran, David Wright, Paul Lo Duca, and Carlos Delgado.  Here’s a retrospective of SI Marlins covers through the years:

Match made in Miami: Ozzie Guillen a strong backer of Carlos Zambrano

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Konerko: Distractions cost White Sox games

Tension between the front office and former manager Ozzie Guillen cost the Chicago White Sox games last season, according to captain Paul Konerko, who said the team was "just giving away games."
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