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Friday, October 09, 2015

Jon Lester’s former teammates say postseason his time to shine - Chicago Tribune

If only more players wanted to win.

“They didn’t make a mistake when we signed him to be our leader of our staff,” said Dempster, a 2013 teammate of Lester who recruited him to the Cubs after becoming a special assistant to general manager Jed Hoyer.

“He has pushed Jake Arrieta to be better. He has pushed other guys in the rotation to be better. I just watched him (with the Red Sox) and saw how much he wanted it, how hard he worked for it. It’s so much fun to see a guy work that hard and see everything he gets.

“For him to be back in the playoffs is so awesome.”

Jim Furtado Posted: October 09, 2015 at 08:27 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, john lester, playoffs, will to win



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