The San Diego Padres have reportedly interviewed former Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.
The Padres are in search of a new manager after firing Jayce Tingler at the end of the 2021 MLB season. Tingler and the Padres severely underperformed projections. The Padres finished third in the NL West at 79-83. The talent on the Padres is undeniable and they seem to be a team on the cusp of competing for years to come.
After a disappointing 2021 the Padres are looking for a new skipper to help lead the way for their young and talented group. Last week, Ozzie Guillen reportedly interviewed for the job. Guillen has been a part of the Chicago White Sox pre/postgame show for a few years and has reportedly wanted to get back into managing.
Guillen began his managerial career in 2004 with the White Sox. Ozzie won a World Series in 2005 and was the manager before leaving for Miami in 2012. Guillen's all-time win/ross record as a manager is 747-710. He also spent 13 seasons in Chicago with the White Sox as a player from 1985-1997.
A very animated manager is probably the best way to describe Guillen. No nonsense, in your face, mixed in with a little bit of old school/ new school. The Padres job is an attractive one, maybe this is the right hire to send them in a winning direction.