Exploring the rationale behind the unconventional managerial hirings by White Sox and Cardinals this offseason.
White Sox's GM Ken Williams has a volatile relationship with his manager, and the Cubs' Jim Hendry went out on a bit of a limb in selecting his new manager. So, yes, in Chicago, the GMs and the managers are forever linked.
Are Kenny Williams and Ozzie Guillen the feisty and combative saviors of baseball on Chicago's South Side, or Village Idiots A and B? How the '08 season plays out will determine that.
With GM Kenny Williams leading the way, the White Sox are perhaps the most progressive organization in baseball when it comes to minority hiring.
Chicago has a long list of potential managers, but Marlins' coach Ozzie Guillen appears to be near the top.