CHICAGO -- Eleven years ago, Theo Epstein was just months into his tenure as the youngest general manager in baseball, but he already had the moves of a rock star.
In a bold move, the Boston Red Sox wunderkind rented out all the available rooms in a Nicaragua hotel to keep the New York Yankees away from Cuban free agent Jose Contreras.
Epstein and a colleague spent the night wooing Contreras, having drinks, smoking fat cigars and feeling great about a future together.
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