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Some late night linkaliciousness

Okay, a few things before I go to bed...

Ozzie Guillen has gone bonkers again, and this time is pissing on his g.m.:

Tired of waiting for production from an offense filled with big-name players, the White Sox manager erupted, sending a message to general manager Ken Williams that changes had better be made before Guillen returns from his home in Miami on Tuesday morning.

And if one of those changes is Guillen himself, so be it.

''There's only one message I'm going to send,'' a frustrated Guillen said. ''That's all I'm going to talk. Just be ready because I expect movement Tuesday. I expect Kenny to do something Tuesday, and if we don't do anything Tuesday, there are going to be a lot of lineup changes. That's all I'm going to say about the offense.

''It can be me. It can be [hitting coach] Greg Walker. It can be the players. It could be anybody. I'm sick and tired to watch this thing for a year and a half. I'm not protecting anybody anymore. [Bleep] it! If they can't get it done, Kenny should find someone to get it done. That's it.

"Another bad game. If we think we are going to win with the offense we have, we are full of [bleep]. I'm just being honest. I expect better from them, if they are in the lineup.''

Williams was at home when informed of Guillen's comments, and made it clear he wasn't happy about them.

''Very interesting, very disappointing,'' Williams said. ''It's never a good idea to throw your boss under the bus, especially when that boss has had his back as much as I have. I guess that lineup will be real interesting to see on Tuesday.

''We have the horses. Everyone has to stay positive and keep grinding. If you're looking for a quick fix personnel-wise, with the climate right now, you're not going to get it. I expect more of everyone in that uniform and certainly the guy leading the team on the field.''

Will Ozzie be the first manager to be fired this season?

Joe Posnanski deconstructs how Trey Hillman's blunders cost the Royals what should have been a sure win.

Hillman has underwhelmed a lot of folks in his debut season in Kansas City who had high hopes for him.  Royals Review summarizes it thusly:

Hillman, all early season basepath stupidity aside, has proven himself to be just another guy. Just another fifty-something strangely dressed in a player's uniform managing like the rest of his peers. Rany wrote a few weeks ago that one of the major disappointments regarding Trey was this very bland conformity. The Royals went all the way to Japan to hire the next Phil Garner, Tom Trebelhorn, Buddy Bell or Sam Perlozzo.  And that's ok, I suppose, because apparently it's unavoidable, here in the sport without ideas.

Still, it would be nice if we could see some other tactical or managerial move beyond finding creative ways to get Joey Gathright and Tony Pena Jr. as many plate appearances as possible.

I wouldn't find this all that interesting, were it not for the incessant "if only the Rangers had hired Hillman" drumbeat that has ensued since early in the 2007 season.

John Barten has his weekly awards up, and likes Josh Hamilton.

Keith Law has some bloggy draft notes up, and has Texas on Friedrich or Hunt if one of the big names doesn't drop to them.

Mark Prior is having season ending surgery, again.  The way his career has cratered because of health problems is, for lack of a better word, sad.

Go look at what he did as a 22 year old.  Almost 10.5 Ks per 9, a K/BB ratio of almost 5, 15 homers allowed all year in over 200 innings of work...incredible...