Jack McKeon had an outspoken disdain for social media, especially Twitter. Not so his expected replacement, Ozzie Guillen, who tweeted his arrival in Miami a short bit ago: "Weird to be in Miami in this time but very happy ready to go."
Yep, Guillen is in South Florida not even 24 hours after parting company with the Chicago White Sox. For the Marlins, it's not a matter of if, but when they'll announce Guillen as their new manager. Why, Guillen even beat them to the punch when he blogged (McKeon must be wincing) about it last night.
This message was posted on Guillen's website last night before being taken down: "....there comes a point when you need to move on, and that point has come. The Florida Marlins believe I am the right man for the job to bring another World Series to South Florida....I can't tell you how thrilled I am to be a part of the Marlins organization. I have an unbelievable amount of respect for the Marlins, owner Jeffrey Loria, president Larry Beinfest, and general manager Michael Hill. I can't thank them enough for this opportunity and look forward to the future. I can't wait to get started."
Once the deal (for a reported four years and $16 million) becomes official, the Marlins will send infielder Ozzie Martinez and a minor-league pitcher to the White Sox as compensation.