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2008 Chicago Cubs

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2007 / 2009

97-64, Finished 1st in NL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Lou Piniella (97-64)
GM: Jim Hendry, Farm Dir: Oneri Fleita, Scouting Dir: Tim Wilken
Scored 855 runs, Allowed 671 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 98-63

Ballparks: Wrigley Field · Attendance: 3,300,200 (5th of 16)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 107, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 103

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2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Jose Ascanio 23 R R 5' 11" 195 May 2, 1985 2 6 0 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Henry Blanco 36 R R 5' 11" 220 Aug 29, 1971 11 58 28 58 46 0 45 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0.1 $3,175,000
Ronny Cedeno 25 R R 6' 0" 195 Feb 2, 1983 4 99 51 99 75 0 0 0 43 7 27 1 1 0 2 0 28 7 0.1 $407,000
Neal Cotts 28 L L 6' 1" 200 Mar 25, 1980 6 50 0 44 50 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Ryan Dempster 31 R R 6' 2" 215 May 3, 1977 11 33 33 31 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.9 $7,333,333 All-Star
Mark DeRosa 33 R R 6' 1" 215 Feb 26, 1975 11 149 143 149 148 0 0 1 95 22 1 27 0 38 65 0 4 0 1.8 $4,750,000
Jim Edmonds 38 L L 6' 1" 190 Jun 27, 1970 16 85 75 85 77 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 0 77 0 9 0 1.1
Scott Eyre 36 L L 6' 1" 160 May 30, 1972 12 19 0 15 19 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3 $3,800,000
Mike Fontenot 28 L R 5' 9" 165 Jun 9, 1980 3 119 49 119 82 0 0 0 82 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 42 3 3.3 $405,000
Chad Fox 37 R R 6' 2" 180 Sep 3, 1970 9 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
Kosuke Fukudome 31 L R 6' 0" 200 Apr 26, 1977 1st 150 127 150 143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 137 149 1 15 1 0.6 $7,000,000 All-Star
Sean Gallagher 22 R R 6' 2" 220 Dec 30, 1985 2 12 10 9 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Chad Gaudin 25 R R 5' 10" 185 Mar 24, 1983 6 24 0 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Angel Guzman 26 R R 6' 3" 190 Dec 14, 1981 3 6 1 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $401,000
Rich Harden 26 L R 6' 1" 190 Nov 30, 1981 6 12 12 12 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2
Kevin Hart 25 R R 6' 4" 215 Dec 29, 1982 2 21 0 21 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7 $392,500
Koyie Hill 29 B R 6' 1" 205 Mar 9, 1979 5 10 2 10 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 -0.5
Rich Hill 28 L L 6' 5" 220 Mar 11, 1980 4 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 $445,000
Micah Hoffpauir 28 L L 6' 3" 215 Mar 1, 1980 1st 33 14 33 18 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0 5 12 1 16 0 0.6
Bob Howry 34 L R 6' 5" 215 Aug 4, 1973 11 72 0 69 72 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $4,500,000
Reed Johnson 31 R R 5' 10" 190 Dec 8, 1976 6 109 77 109 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 78 6 110 0 24 0 0.9 $1,300,000
Derrek Lee 32 R R 6' 5" 240 Sep 6, 1975 12 155 154 155 153 0 0 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1.9 $13,250,000
Jon Lieber 38 L R 6' 3" 220 Apr 2, 1970 14 26 1 24 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 $3,500,000
Ted Lilly 32 L L 6' 0" 195 Jan 4, 1976 10 34 34 33 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.1 $8,000,000
Carlos Marmol 25 R R 6' 1" 235 Oct 14, 1982 3 82 0 78 82 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 $430,000 All-Star
Jason Marquis 29 L R 6' 1" 220 Aug 21, 1978 9 39 28 38 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8 3.0 $6,375,000
Sean Marshall 25 L L 6' 7" 225 Aug 30, 1982 3 34 7 33 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6
Casey McGehee 25 R R 6' 1" 220 Oct 12, 1982 1st 9 4 9 6 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.2
Matt Murton 26 R R 6' 1" 220 Oct 3, 1981 4 19 6 19 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 2 12 0 12 0 -0.0
Eric Patterson 25 L R 6' 0" 170 Apr 8, 1983 2 13 9 13 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 1 0 10 0 4 0 -0.1
Felix Pie 23 L L 6' 2" 190 Feb 8, 1985 2 43 18 43 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 39 0 40 0 7 3 0.1 $401,500
Carmen Pignatiello 25 R L 6' 0" 205 Sep 12, 1982 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 $391,500
Aramis Ramirez 30 R R 6' 1" 205 Jun 25, 1978 11 149 148 149 147 0 0 0 0 147 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3.0 $15,000,000 All-Star
Jeff Samardzija 23 R R 6' 5" 225 Jan 23, 1985 1st 26 0 26 26 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 $2,000,000
Alfonso Soriano 32 R R 6' 1" 195 Jan 7, 1976 10 109 107 109 108 0 0 0 1 0 0 108 0 0 108 0 2 0 2.0 $14,000,000 All-Star
Geovany Soto 25 R R 6' 1" 235 Jan 20, 1983 4 141 134 141 136 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0 3.3 $401,000 All-Star
Ryan Theriot 28 R R 5' 11" 185 Dec 7, 1979 4 149 141 149 149 0 0 0 0 0 149 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 2.2 $428,000
Daryle Ward 33 L L 6' 2" 240 Jun 27, 1975 11 89 10 89 22 0 0 13 0 0 0 6 0 3 9 1 73 0 -0.2 $1,200,000
Randy Wells 25 R R 6' 5" 230 Aug 28, 1982 1st 3 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Kerry Wood 31 R R 6' 5" 210 Jun 16, 1977 10 65 0 64 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.9 $4,200,000 All-Star
Michael Wuertz 29 R R 6' 2" 225 Dec 15, 1978 5 45 0 40 45 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 $860,000
Carlos Zambrano 27 B R 6' 4" 275 Jun 1, 1981 8 38 30 37 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 5.7 $16,000,000 All-Star
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

2007 / 2009 Roster (40-man)