Ozzie Guillen was on the radio today, appearing as a guest on ESPN-1000 in Chicago, and made it very clear that he wants to get back into managing as soon as possible.
“I’m a free agent,” Guillen said, via Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago. “I’d like to be back in the game. I’m waiting to see what things [are] going on out there.”
Guillen was asked if he’d like to be the Cubs’ manager and said yes, but then backtracked a bit because he didn’t want to “backstab” current manager Dale Sveum. “There’s 28 teams out there. [If] they need a manager, I’m available.”
Guillen lasted just one season with the Marlins after eight seasons with the White Sox, getting fired by Miami despite having three years and $7.5 million remaining on his contract.
Tim Healey of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that the Marlins have signed free agent outfielder Cameron Maybin.
Maybin spent the 2017 season with the Angels and Astros, putting up a line of .228/.318/.365 in 450 plate appearances and appearing at least briefly in the World Series for Houston. That’s not the greatest batting line in the world, but he stole 33 bases in 114 games, so he has his value. Maybe more to fantasy players than a real baseball team, but the fact remains that if you don’t have three guys in the outfield, you’re gonna give up a lot of triples. Maybin will definitely be one of the guys in the outfield, at least part of the time.
This will be Maybin’s second tour of duty with the Marlins, having first come to them in 2007 in the famous — infamous, if you’re a Marlins fan — Miguel Cabrera trade. Maybin spent three seasons with the Marlins in that go-around.