Breaking News: Chicago White Sox Manager Ozzie Guillen Traded to Florida Marlins

Jason Clary@IamJClaryCorrespondent ISeptember 27, 2011

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 26:  Manager Ozzie Guillen #13 of the Chicago White Sox walks out to check on Alejandro De Aza #30 who was hit by a pitch during the second inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at U. S. Cellular Field on September 26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.   (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)
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Sources are informing major news outlets that the Chicago White Sox have traded outspoken manager Ozzie Guillen to the Florida Marlins for two minor-league prospects.

This is a move that has come straight out of left field, but even the terms of the trade might be more surprising.

Think of the last time a major-league manager was traded to a team. I'll give you a few more moments for that one. Can't think of any?

The last instance this occurred was all the way back in 1976, nearly four decades ago. The late Chuck Tanner was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Manny Sanguillen.

Current Marlins manager, Jack McKeon has informed his players and the Florida Marlins organization that he will indeed retire at the end of the season.

The Miami Marlins, which is what they will officially be called when they open up at their new ballpark in 2012, are going to try anything to make headlines so there is buzz around this team when they do open up the doors to the new park.

Ozzie Guillen gives the Marlins a manager that will make headlines. As some get lost in Ozzie's tirades of how upset he is about his team, they tend to forget that his main goal is to acquire talented baseball players and contend for the pennant.

The last time the Marlins had any buzz around them was during their last run into the playoffs, eventually leading to a World Series victory over the New York Yankees in 2003.

As the Marlins look to forget 2011, there is no doubt that with a new stadium comes new expectations; those being expectations of winning.

Ozzie Guillen is a start. Once this current season officially ends, the Marlins will be putting the plan in place to legitimize a still-young franchise.

Ozzie Guillen has one World Series Championship under the White Sox in 2005,


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