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Robin Ventura Turns Down Contract Extension

Robin Venturas first season as a manager at any level was a success, as the White Sox won 85 games and he generally received positive reviews, which is why Chicago offered him a one-year contract extension immediately after the season ended.

And he turned it down, Ventura admitted to reporters today:

Its flattering and nice and everything, but in talking to [general manager] Rick [Hahn], we have two more years to do this. We have good communication and everything is fine. I think this is my contract. I was the same way as a player. Ill worry about it at the end of it.

For them, I want them to have two years to think Im still the right guy for the job for that to continue to go. It wasnt anything that was a big deal, so Im not holding out for anything or disappointed in not wanting to stay here. I think at the end of that, thats when you talk about it. Im not worried about trying to extend anything right now. Im more worried with this team in this spring training than Im worried about 2015.

For more on this story visit: Aaron Gleeman, NBC Sports Hardball Talk



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