Tigers managerial candidate: Ozzie Guillen

Jason Arnold

Ozzie Guillen said that it would be "a dream" to manage Miguel Cabrera. How does he rate on our LEYLAND scale?

In order to properly assess the Tigers' managerial search, we need access to Dave Dombrowski's office and the clubhouse. We don't have that. In fact, our managing editor is already dealing with snow up at the North Pole or thereabouts. Instead, we're going to judge managerial candidates based on five factors -- likelihood of bunting, bullpen management, willingness to berate umpires, emotion, and mustache quality. How will these factors be rated? On a scale of one to ten LEYLANDS, of course.

Truth be told, Ozzie Guillen is the one guy I do not want to see with the Tigers organization next season. However, I'd be neglecting my professional duties if I didn't at least rate him on our patented LEYLAND scale.

Likelihood of bunting: 10 out of 10 LEYLANDS

From 2004 to 2011, Guillen's White Sox had the most sacrifice hits in the American League, with 360. The Tigers were third, at 344.

Bullpen management: 0 out of 10 LEYLANDS

I'm not even really sure what the LEYLANDS mean in this particular category anymore, but Guillen deserves a zero somewhere.

Willingness to berate umpires: 7 out of 10 LEYLANDS

Guillen has seen his fair share of ejections as a manager, but I can't rightfully give him anything higher than a 7 when he's competing with Lloyd McClendon's base-stealing episode.

Emotion: 10 out of 10 LEYLANDS

Not the same type of emotion as our beloved Jim Leyland, but it's hard to give Guillen anything less.

Ozzie-guillen-choke_medium

via 3.bp.blogspot.com

Mustache quality: 3 out of 10 LEYLANDS

He has one, but that's about all you can say about it.

Ap_ozzie_guillen_jef_120410_wblog_medium

via abcnews.go.com

Summary: 6 out of 10 LEYLANDS

We might need to re-think the scoring on this scale...

More Roars

What should the Tigers do with Max Scherzer?

Flowchart: Who’s your manager? | Job application

Cabrera named Sports News’ player of the year

Prince Fielder will not be traded: here’s why

Follow us on Facebook!

Byb-twitter-insert

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bless You Boys

You must be a member of Bless You Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bless You Boys. You should read them.

Join Bless You Boys

You must be a member of Bless You Boys to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bless You Boys. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker