This trade for Chris Sale hurts, but it’s the good kind of pain

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, July 2, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

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Dave Dombrowski knew it would take a lot to get this deal done, and so he parted with a lot.


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// Meet new Red Sox ace Chris Sale

Sale represents arguably the most consistent performer in the American League over the last half-decade.

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale delivers to a Kansas City Royals batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)


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