Changes are a comin’. White Sox general manager Ken Williams promised as much Sunday. But that doesn’t mean the Sox are going to blow the team up.

Changes are a comin’.   White Sox general manager Ken Williams promised as much Sunday. But that doesn’t mean the Sox are going to blow the team up.   “A lot of people say it's a white flag. No, it's no white flag,” Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said. “It's smart. A lot of people say, ‘Oh, they quit. Oh, they should make an offer to (Mark) Buehrle.’ They did, I think. This is a business, and these are things that are going on and the fans have to understand.”   The Sox made Buehrle a three-year offer worth a reported $30 million last summer that the left-hander turned down. Now Buehrle is one of the hottest players available.   However, if the Sox aren’t going to allow any team to negotiate a contract extension as part of a trade - as the Boston Herald reported - the free-agent-to-be would be a three-month rent-a-player.   Still, the Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies all have reportedly contacted the Sox about Buehrle.   And the Sox could be getting rid of more than just the left-hander.   “If we don't go anywhere, you don't need to go to Harvard to know we have to make changes,” Guillen said.   Guillen, too, has had to make changes in what he calls an educational first half.   “It's weird. But also I learn from this and learn how tough I am, how much I want to manage, how much I want to stay in the game,” said Guillen, who said he’s gotten motivational messages from Braves manager Bobby Cox and Cubs skipper Lou Piniella.   “It's a bad process, but it was a good process about how everything was so good in my career. Everyone can say managing is easy. It's not. I was saying that when we were winning. It's not an easy gig.”   Staying Put   Jermaine Dye (strained right quad) was expected to be put on the disabled list Sunday, but Darin Erstad (sprained left ankle) went on the DL instead. Now the right fielder doesn’t think he’ll be shelved at all.   “I actually talked to Kenny and I’m not going to go on the DL,” Dye said Monday. “As of right now, I’m going to let Kenny know the last day here (Thursday), tell him how it’s feeling and go from there.”   Dye received a pain-killer shot Sunday that he said will take two to three days to kick in. He will attempt baseball-related activities today.   “No, I think I’m not going on the DL because I don’t think there is anybody they can bring up,” he said.   Guillen was surprised to hear Dye’s words of confidence.   “Wow. Right now, he says that, then he feels better,” Guillen said. “I talked to him a couple minutes ago. He says next couple days he'll test it and see how he's doing.   “Before we leave this place, I have to make the decision.”   Any Star Power?   Asked who should be the team’s representative at the All-Star Game, Guillen responded: “I think maybe we should send Southpaw.”   The manager then said it should be between closer Bobby Jenks or Buehrle.   “I think Buehrle, he's the one that's been so consistent, he's the one that should represent the White Sox right now,” Guillen said.    Sign Him Up   The Sox have agreed to terms with third-round draft pick John Ely, a Homewood-Flossmoor High School product.   More White Sox coverage can be found at www.dailysouthtown.com/sports.