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Old 12-05-2006, 08:33 PM
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Ozzie's comments today, courtesy of the Daily Southtown:


"I won't play him there next year - I don't want to get fired," Guillen said. "I blame myself - I don't blame 'Mack.' I don't think my coaching staff worked with him the way we should have in spring training.
"I think we should play him at third base more. A little bit at first base more. Second base. And don't just say, 'You are the backup outfielder.' I think Mackowiak should be the utility guy to play everywhere. The way he swings the bat - he helps us. But I think he should go to the outfield (only) in an emergency."
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:36 PM
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"But I think he should go to the outfield (only) in an emergency."

That's right, Ozzie. Let's save the outfield reserve role for the sure-hands of Pablo Ozuna.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:39 PM
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They should have had a backup OF on the team to start with.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:41 PM
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In the same story, there were also some interesting comments from both Ozzie and KW about too many players reporting to camp out of shape last season.

I'm not going to post them, though, because I want y'all to buy the paper tomorrow.
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:41 PM
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Where the hell was this philosophy in the stretch run last year???????????
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Old 12-05-2006, 08:54 PM
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Ozzie's comments today, courtesy of the Daily Southtown:


"I won't play him there next year - I don't want to get fired," Guillen said. "I blame myself - I don't blame 'Mack.' I don't think my coaching staff worked with him the way we should have in spring training.
"I think we should play him at third base more. A little bit at first base more. Second base. And don't just say, 'You are the backup outfielder.' I think Mackowiak should be the utility guy to play everywhere. The way he swings the bat - he helps us. But I think he should go to the outfield (only) in an emergency."


Finally Ozzie, took you long enough.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:20 PM
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Where the hell was this philosophy in the stretch run last year???????????
Exactly. If Ozzie would have had this epiphany in say July of last year, I truly believe we would have made the playoffs.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:25 PM
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Exactly. If Ozzie would have had this epiphany in say July of last year, I truly believe we would have made the playoffs.
Not with that pitching staff. Our bullpen was hideous the second half. If we could have held a lead in the late innings, we would have made the playoffs regardless of the train wreck that was CF last year.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:28 PM
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Ozzie's comments today, courtesy of the Daily Southtown:


"I won't play him there next year - I don't want to get fired," Guillen said. "I blame myself - I don't blame 'Mack.' I don't think my coaching staff worked with him the way we should have in spring training.
"I think we should play him at third base more. A little bit at first base more. Second base. And don't just say, 'You are the backup outfielder.' I think Mackowiak should be the utility guy to play everywhere. The way he swings the bat - he helps us. But I think he should go to the outfield (only) in an emergency."
So it took 162 games to figure out Mack isnt a CFer?
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:33 PM
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Where the hell was this philosophy in the stretch run last year???????????
You don't want to change horses midstream.

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Old 12-05-2006, 09:45 PM
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Ozzie's comments today, courtesy of the Daily Southtown:


"I won't play him there next year - I don't want to get fired," Guillen said. "I blame myself - I don't blame 'Mack.' I don't think my coaching staff worked with him the way we should have in spring training.
"I think we should play him at third base more. A little bit at first base more. Second base. And don't just say, 'You are the backup outfielder.' I think Mackowiak should be the utility guy to play everywhere. The way he swings the bat - he helps us. But I think he should go to the outfield (only) in an emergency."
No ****ing ****! It took you a full season to figure that out? At least he learned his lesson. Now Kenny needs to learn his and find a legit 4th OF who can play CF in case BA bats .160 for a two month period again.
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Well, I for one am happy that Ozzie admits his mistakes and learns from them.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:53 PM
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Well, I for one am happy that Ozzie admits his mistakes and learns from them.
I think that it's the third time that the Oz has admitted he's wrong this year.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:07 PM
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"I won't play him there next year - I don't want to get fired," Guillen said.
Looks like KW finally got through to Ozzie.

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"I think we should play him at third base more. A little bit at first base more. Second base. And don't just say, 'You are the backup outfielder.' I think Mackowiak should be the utility guy to play everywhere. The way he swings the bat - he helps us. But I think he should go to the outfield (only) in an emergency."
That means either Gload, Ozuna or Cintron is the odd man out. They just signed Ozuna and Gload. Cintron is the only one of the three that can play an acceptable SS.

The two with the most trade value would be Mack and Cintron. But as noted above, Cintron is the only backup SS of the bunch. It will be interesting.

Torrero should be the backup CF.
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Old 12-05-2006, 10:17 PM
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In the same story, there were also some interesting comments from both Ozzie and KW about too many players reporting to camp out of shape last season.

I'm not going to post them, though, because I want y'all to buy the paper tomorrow.
It doesn't surprise me. Most guys probably thought they didn't have to compete for a starting job either.
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