Unofficially, Guillen told the Chicago Sun-Times on Friday that he was as good as gone, and leaving because he was underpaid. The interview didn't run until Tuesday. Here are the — pardon the expression — money quotes:"With money, I can go buy me a new boat, I can go buy me a new car, I can dress my wife the way I want to dress her, I can go to Spain," Guillen said. "With the ring, I can go to United Airlines and say, 'Hello, I won the 2005 championship. Can you fly me to Spain?' Hell, no.
"Money is everything besides health. Money is next to that. A lot of people say, 'Oh, love.' They don't know what love means. I guarantee you, if you raise a girl where I grew up and you've got no money and she loves you, but you put the same girl with a guy who's got a lot of money, I'll bet she'll love the guy with money. That's the way it is. I love you, but I'm hungry.
"I work in this job for money. I don't work for nothing. Money. That's it. The ring? (Bleep) the ring. I don't even wear my (bleeping) rings. I don't."
"You know what I saw a couple days ago? I saw a 62-foot boat. That's what I want, and that's what I'm going to get. People have to pay me for that. White Sox
? I don't know. Marlins? I don't know. But somebody will pay. I want to buy my (bleeping) boat. That's my inspiration. My inspiration is money. That's everybody's inspiration."