Ozzie Guillén states Eloy Jiménez needs to be group’s DH initially appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Earlier today, Pedro Grifol discussed throughout an interview with 670 the Score that minors possibility Oscar Colas will get “every opportunity” to end up being the group’s daily best fielder.
In an indirect action to that, Eloy Jiménez stated he wishes to play best field, regardless of the composing on the wall for him to be the group’s designated player.
“I’m really preparing for playing outfield,” Jiménez stated on Zoom with the media on Monday. “Not more DH than (the) outfield.”
For ex-White Sox skipper Ozzie Guillén, the choice for Jiménez’s protective future is basic.
“I hope somebody has some guts in the White Sox organization. Got to give him a call. And I think they did. ‘You’re going to be the DH. You’re going to be the DH. (Whether) you like it or not, that’s all you can do. You prove us wrong for (the) last three years to put you in the outfield,'” Guillen stated on 670 the Score.
Guillén discussed a story comparing the scenario to one he experienced throughout his management period with the Miami Marlins in 2012.
He stated Hanley Ramirez concerned him prior to the season with the hopes of being the shortstop for the Marlins, not the 3rd baseman. To that, Guillén stated, “You’re going to be third base, or you’re going to be in (the) Dominican Republic.”
By the season’s end, Guillén concluded Ramirez adapted to the position, while often blaming bad striking streaks as an outcome of his tiring protective effort at the corner.
Either method, it exercised, regardless of the group’s 69-93 record and Guillén’s shooting at the season’s surface. That’s neither here nor there, you understand.
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In Jiménez’s scenario, Guillén feels sorry for him, however comprehends the group would be much better with him as the group’s DH.
“We want you happy. Yes, we do want you happy. But also we want the team better,” Guillén stated.
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