Guillen finally living up to potential

The Mariners made it clear they didn't want Carlos Guillen. Now he's making it clear Seattle made a mistake.

Originally Published: July 9, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Carlos Guillen quickly phoned Freddy Garcia after the Seattle Mariners swapped the pitcher to the Chicago White Sox June 27. Guillen wanted to congratulate Garcia, a longtime friend and teammate, and to commiserate. He was glad to see Garcia out of Seattle, believing that Mariners' executives had lost faith in Garcia in the same way they stopped believing in Guillen.

It is so much better being out of Seattle, Guillen said this week, a few days after Detroit manager Alan Trammell and general ...

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