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Theo Epstein Would Have Soaked Himself in Deer Urine for Jon Lester

Whatever it takes.

Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein has a long history with Jon Lester, as the two were together in Boston prior to Lester signing to pitch in Chicago. Because of that history, Epstein knew that Lester is an avid hunter, and he was willing to use that knowledge to sign the lefty ace. He was even willing to go so far as to soak himself in deer urine if that's what it took to bring Lester to Wrigley. So there's that.