Ozzie Guillen may not be long for his role as manager of the Chicago White Sox, as frustration mounts and Guillen grows ever more estranged from GM Kenny Williams. The Florida Marlins remain hot on Guillen's trail, and it would be little surprise if the team hired him to helm the 2012 team in its first year in a new ballpark.
Guillen might draw some fans in Miami simply on the strength of his connections to the community and his notorious antics on the field and before the microphone. That will not lure the sort of huge crowds the Fish need to legitimize the park, though. To do that, they need to win. Can Guillen do that for them?
Possibly so. Believe it or not, as quirky as he is and as uncomfortable as he sometimes makes members of his own organization, Guillen is one of baseball's best managers. As a group, those men get far too much credit for success, and sometimes they also get too much blame for failures.
Guillen would not turn the Marlins into true contenders, but in a different setting, he could be the difference for some team between winning its division and not.
What if your team needed a new manager? Would Guillen top your candidate list? If not, then who? Here are the 30 current big-league skippers, ranked for your decision-making convenience.