Ozzie shouldn’t be only one to lose job.


FILE – This Aug. 9, 2011 file photo shows Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen watching during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, in Baltimore. Guillen’s website said he’s joining the Florida Marlins, but the post was soon taken down. The post quoted Guillen as saying he was thrilled to join the Marlins and couldn’t wait to get started. The post went up Monday night, Sept. 26, 2011, then was removed a short time later and replaced by a blog that discussed Guillen’s departure from the Chicago White Sox while making no mention of the Marlins. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

By Jimmy Johnson

Ozzie Guillen’s tenure as the Chicago White Sox manager is over.

On Monday, the heavily outspoken human firecracker was cleared of his contract by the Sox and reportedly signed on to manage the Florida (soon to be Miami) Marlins.

But should the axe only fall on Guillen for the White Sox’s shortcomings?

Absolutely not.

While it almost seemed inevitable that Guillen and the Sox were going to part, he shouldn’t be the only person to blame for their recent failure.

The arrow of blame should be targeted at general manager Kenny Williams, too.

The recent activity of Williams begs Sox fans to ask, “Is he really the guy who should be making decisions in the front office?”

Adam Dunn’s signing has been a catastrophic failure.Claiming Alex Rios backfired, as it was an attempt to one-up the Detroit Tigers but all it resulted in was an absent-minded nitwit.

Williams is an aggressive general manager, something he’s often applauded for.

But as of late, his transactions have been lemons. Plus, with assistant general manager Rick Hahn waiting in the wings, this should be a no-brainer.

Sorry, Kenny. But the door should be hitting your keister shortly as well.

– Jimmy Johnson, Sports Editor