Oakland Athletics defeat Chicago White Sox, 7-2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- With 2010 on ice, it's time to address the 175-pound ''crazy Mexican'' in the room.

That self-titled ''crazy Mexican'' is actually Venezuelan-born White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.

What needs to be addressed? Guillen's South Side life expectancy as a result of the deteriorated relationship with general manager Ken Williams.

Guillen was confused with a story in Tuesday's USA Today that said he privately told some people two weeks ago he would be a...

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Neither White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf nor general manager Ken Williams felt the need to discuss the idea of Ozzie Guillen's future Tuesday.

All Williams would say is, ''the man [Guillen] has a contract for next season.''

Through a team spokesman, Reinsdorf was asked about the broken relationship between Williams and Guillen and said he was ''not going to discuss this publicly.''

With regard to giving Guillen --who's signed through 2011 with...