Which team would be right fit for Guillen?

A team where he wins

Dylan Hernandez


Los Angeles Times

The Cuban national team?


In all seriousness, I don't even know how to answer this question. Only three teams are looking for a manager and one of them is the team that fired Guillen.

It's impossible to correctly guess which managers will be fired in the next two to five years, which, no doubt, is necessary to create a right fit for Guillen.

I suppose what this question is really asking is, "What market would be most tolerant of Guillen's antics?" Well, I don't think it has anything to do with the market and everything to do with winning and losing. If he wins, his act will be viewed as amusing. If he loses, it will be viewed as an annoyance.

More likely a TV team

David Selig

Baltimore Sun

There might not be a next fit for Ozzie Guillen.


The vocal manager already has worn out his welcome in two cities, and that 2005 World Series title probably isn't enough for another team to overlook his hefty baggage at this point.

Guillen still will be paid a fortune by the Marlins over the next three years, so he doesn't need to manage. If he does want another job, he might need to first work as a bench coach and prove he can color between the lines and stay out of the headlines.

I also could see him getting a job in TV — and being quite an interesting listen.

I just don't see why a team would go out of its way to bring him in now. It'll take some time before he gets another chance.

Might be done managing


Mike Berardino

Sun Sentinel

There probably is no perfect next fit for Ozzie Guillen after the way things went down in Miami. Other than TV. Preferably cable, so he can let the F-bombs flow without repercussion.

In terms of baseball managing, the combustible one should be in no rush to return to the dugout.

Guillen will be paid $2.5 million annually for the next three years regardless of where (or whether) he works. He has made it clear he wouldn't mind sitting back and counting his money.

At that point, he would be pushing 52 with just two winning seasons in his last six tries. How marketable would he even be? It's entirely possible Ozzie Bleepin' Guillen has managed his last game.


How about the Mets?

Phil Rogers

Chicago Tribune

Terry Collins has done solid work with the Mets, so I'm not suggesting a change. But managerial changes often seem to prompt teams to swing from one type of guy to somebody totally different.

Guillen is nothing like Collins. He could help New York's second team grab attention, as he did when he was on Chicago's South Side for eight years, and hopefully he could laugh a little.


But it's hard to see any team gambling on Guillen at this point. He's a loose cannon and in Miami he didn't return positive results. It probably will be at least a few years before he manages again, if he ever does.