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    导出博客文章NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. Tracy McGrady Jersey . -- Theres an old expression you hear from general managers every winter. It goes kind of like this:Buying is easy. Selling is hard.So for a team that hasnt held a storewide clearance sale in almost 20 years, you have to hand it to the Chicago White Sox. Theyre turning out to be every bit as good at this as Macys.Two days and two monster trades into their Everything Must Go sale, theyve made two of the best winter-meetings sell-off deals of modern times. And it has changed the face, and the direction, of their franchise. Already.I dont know where their farm system was ranked before this week, said one rival farm director Wednesday night. But its ranked really high now.One day after reeling in two potential superstars (Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech) in the trade that sent Chris Sale to Boston, the White Sox didnt quite top that haul Wednesday, when they agreed to the stunning trade that shipped off?Adam Eaton?to Washington. But all three pitchers they received -- Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning -- have top-of-the-rotation upside.So if there was any doubt that the White Sox meant it when they started making noises last month about retooling, we would like to make this important announcement: No further doubting will be permitted by the proper authorities.This. Is. Happening. And guess what? Its not done happening, either.Theyre obviously not done, said a National League executive. [Todd] Frazier is probably next. Why keep him? And Id expect Jose Quintana to get moved. Once you trade Sale, whos one of the five or six best pitchers in baseball, thats what you do. You just keep going.So fasten those seat belts. They could all go now: Frazier and Quintana, Jose Abreu and David Robertson, and who knows how many more. They might not go this week, said White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. They might not even go this month. Some of them might not go until July. But its much more important to do it right, Hahn said, than to do it quickly.To truly appreciate the incredible work Hahn has already done, you need to take a step back and consider the perspective of recent franchise history. And by that we mean: They never, ever do this.Most of the guys theyve traded for this week were in preschool the last time their owner, Jerry Reinsdorf, signed off on Sell mode. That was in 1997, when Reinsdorf and pretty much the entire South Side was scarred permanently by what would forever be known as the White Flag Trade, which you should probably Google if youre not familiar with it.After all the abuse heaped on the franchises powers that be back then, it took nearly two decades for this team to be able to face reality and understand it was time, once again, to sell, sell, sell. But here we are.Its a decision that was actually made over a month ago. Hahn and executive vice president Kenny Williams gathered their most trusted scouts and decision-makers in their annual organizational meetings. And after several days of kicking around all their options, they came to a conclusion theyd been talking themselves out of for years.Theyd been patching the roof long enough. And the damned thing was still leaking.The direction they chose, Hahn said this week, doesnt fit with how we have acted over the last several years. Weve been in a more of a win now and patch and play type of situation.But of course, they werent winning. They hadnt enjoyed a winning season since 2012. They hadnt won a postseason game since 2008. They hadnt won a postseason series since Ozzie Guillen, Mark Buehrle and the boys swept the World Series in 2005.Meanwhile, that other team in town -- yeah, you know, that team -- was heading in a slightly different direction. So if this wasnt the time to go print up those For Sale signs, then when the heck was it?The last thing you want to be is caught in between, Hahn said. You dont want to be a club thats not good enough, not capable of winning a championship, but at the same time is just sort of mediocre or stuck in the middle.The funny thing is, though, that to pull this off, they had to do more than simply talk about rebuilding. They had to convince the teams they were talking with that this time, they meant it -- that this time, they were on the same page, all of them: Hahn and Williams and Reinsdorf. No kidding.At the GM meetings, another exec said, they were openly saying that this was what they were going to do. They were ready to rebuild and change the mix. And that told me that even Jerry was on board. Id never heard them say it before. This was the first time. They never said once, Were not trading Chris Sale. So this time, you had to believe they meant it.Yessir. They meant it, all right. And now theyve pulled it off. But it feels so strange, after all those years of going in the other direction, that even Hahn has to admit hes having a hard time handling all the praise hes getting -- for breaking up a team he built.The weird part for me, he said Wednesday, after announcing the Sale deal, is that we walk around here [and] you have a lot of people congratulating you. ... Its a little awkward -- because we traded Chris Sale. Thats not something you feel great about.Yes, but if youre going to sell, you might as well nail it. And two days into Sale-A-Thon 2016, Hahn and his front office have already proved theyve got the hang of this. Fortunately, this time, there isnt a white flag in sight. Allen Iverson Jersey . Scott Kazmir allowed four hits in seven shutout innings, Michael Brantley hit a two-run homer in a three-run first inning and the Indians maintained their hold on an AL wild-card spot with a 4-1 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday night. Jon Leuer Jersey . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. He was taken to a local hospital where the clot was revealed. The club announced the surgery following a 5-3 exhibition loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Aside from being, you know, the best ever at the whole tennis thing, Serena Williams is a pretty talented entertainer. Shes shown off her vocal prowess before (remember Under the Sea, anyone?), but on Tuesday she reminded us all of her incredible stage presence with a hilarious Instagram post.Serena gives a spirited lip-synced rendition of Bon Jovis Always. Its truly a work of art, as youll see.If LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen dont put her on Lip Sync Battle IMMEDIATELY, something has gone horribly wrong with the pop-culture world. Joe Smith Jersey. 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      May 9, 2018 4:03 AM MDT