Monday December 15th, 2014

New Cubs pitcher Jon Lester is renowned as an avid hunter, which led Theo Epstein to consider an unusual recruitment technique.

Epstein's actual pitch probably included steak dinners at nice restaurants, trading in camouflage for suits. It's good to know Epstein was willing to do whatever it took, though.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon: 'I like players who shoot things'​

Now that Lester has signed, he can hurry back to Georgia in time for the rest of deer season.

• ​David Ortiz trolls Jon Lester about jersey number​

- Dan Gartland

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