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2008 Oakland AthleticsPayroll Summary
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Eric Chavez earned $11,500,000 for the 2008 Oakland Athletics
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionWestLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameAthletics
LocationOakland,California
Record75-86 (3rd in American League West)League Rank10thMLB Rank19th
ManagerBob GerenGeneral ManagerBilly Beane
CoachesTony DeFrancesco (Third Base Coach), Ron Romanick (Bullpen Coach), Ty Van Burkleo (Hitting Coach), Don Wakamatsu (Bench Coach), Tye Waller (First Base Coach), Curt Young (Pitching Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickJemile Weeks (#12)
Payroll$47,967,126
Attendance1,665,256
Minor League AffiliatesSacramento River Cats (AAA) 83-61 ... Midland RockHounds (AA) 75-65 ... Stockton Ports (A+) 76-64 ... Kane County Cougars (A) 72-66 ... Vancouver Canadians (A-) 28-48 ... Arizona Athletics (Rk) 21-35 ...
Years Available1901-2018

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Payroll Data for 2008 Oakland Athletics

TopPREV  NEXTPayrolls Main 1st Round Draft Picks Active Players Currently Active on this Team
Player NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsDraft InformationSalary ($)MLB-RankTM-RankStatusCurrent Org (Level)
Jeff Baisley3B-1B6-3 192 R-R 1982-12-19 25Land O'Lakes,Florida MLB2002-20132008-2008
2005-12- 371-OAK
390,00075333International  
Wes BankstonOF6-4 200 R-R 1983-11-23 24Dallas,Texas MLB2002-20142008-2008
2002- 4- 104-TBA
390,00075331  
Daric Barton1B6-0 220 L-R 1985-08-16 22Springfield,Vermont MLB2003-20172007-2014
2003- 1-  28-SLN
390,00075339Free Agent  
Joe BlantonP6-2 220 R-R 1980-12-11 27Nashville,Tennessee MLB2000-20172004-2017
2002- 1-  24-OAK
3,700,0002405Free Agent  
Jerry BlevinsP6-6 185 L-L 1983-09-06 24Johnson City,Tennessee MLB2002-20182007-2018
2004-17- 516-CHN
390,00075342PaternityNew York Mets (MLB)
Rob BowenC6-2 211 R-R 1981-02-24 27Bedford,Texas MLB1999-20082003-2008
1999- 2-  56-MIN
410,00057317  
Dallas BradenP6-1 185 L-L 1983-08-13 24Phoenix,Arizona MLB2002-20112007-2011
2004-24- 727-OAK
390,00075344Retired  
Andrew BrownP6-6 230 R-R 1981-02-17 27Chardon,Ohio MLB1999-20102006-2008
1999- 6- 204-ATL
395,00068323  
Emil BrownCF-LF6-2 193 R-R 1974-12-29 33Chicago,Illinois MLB1994-20091997-2009
1994- 6- 149-OAK
1,400,00036210  
Travis BuckOF6-3 210 L-L 1983-11-18 24Richland,Washington MLB2003-20142007-2012
2005- 1-  36-OAK
400,00063522Free Agent  
Kiko CaleroP6-1 170 R-R 1975-01-09 33Santurce,Puerto Rico MLB1996-20102003-2009
1996-27- 799-KCA
1,000,00040312  
Santiago CasillaP6-0 160 R-R 1983-03-07 25Don Gregorio,Dom Rep MLB2001-20182004-2018
2000-   UDFA-OAK
400,00063521ActiveOakland Athletics (MLB)
Eric Chavez3B6-0 204 L-R 1977-12-07 30Los Angeles,California MLB1997-20141998-2014
1996- 1-  10-OAK
11,500,000602Retired  
Brooks Conrad3B-2B5-11 185 B-R 1980-01-16 28San Diego,California MLB1999-20162008-2014
2001- 8- 236-HOU
390,00075329MinorsKansas City Royals (MLB)
Bobby CrosbySS6-3 195 R-R 1980-01-12 28Lakewood,California MLB1999-20102003-2010
2001- 1-  25-OAK
3,550,0002456Free Agent  
Aaron CunninghamOF5-11 195 R-R 1986-04-24 22Anchorage,Alaska MLB2005-20142008-2012
2005- 6- 185-CHA
390,00075350Free Agent  
Jack CustRF6-2 195 L-R 1979-01-16 29Flemington,New Jersey MLB1997-20122001-2011
1997- 1-  30-ARI
410,00057316MinorsBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Rajai DavisLF-RF5-11 170 R-R 1980-10-19 27Norwich,Connecticut MLB2001-20182006-2018
2001-38-1134-PIT
392,50071828ActiveCleveland Indians (MLB)
Chris DenorfiaRF-LF6-1 180 R-R 1980-07-15 27Bristol,Connecticut MLB1999-20172005-2015
2002-19- 555-CIN
400,00063520Free Agent  
Joey DevineP6-0 210 R-R 1983-09-19 24Junction City,Kansas MLB2003-20112005-2011
2005- 1-  27-ATL
390,00075341Free Agent  
Lenny DiNardoP6-4 190 L-L 1979-09-09 28Miami,Florida MLB1999-20132004-2009
2001- 3- 102-NYN
900,00042813  
Justin DuchschererP6-3 164 R-R 1977-11-19 30Aberdeen,South Dakota MLB1996-20102001-2010
1996- 8- 241-BOS
1,200,00038011Free Agent  
Mark Ellis2B5-11 180 R-R 1977-06-06 31Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1996-20142002-2014
1999- 9- 271-KCA
5,000,0001763Retired  
Alan EmbreeP6-2 190 L-L 1970-01-23 38Vancouver,Washington MLB1990-20101992-2009
1989- 5- 125-CLE
3,107,1262628  
Dana EvelandP6-1 220 L-L 1983-10-29 24Olympia,Washington MLB2003-20172005-2016
2002-16- 469-MIL
395,00068327Free Agent  
Jeff FiorentinoLF6-1 180 L-R 1983-04-14 25Hollywood,Florida MLB2002-20132005-2009
2004- 3-  79-BAL
390,00075334Indy League  
Keith FoulkeP6-0 200 R-R 1972-10-19 35Rapid City,South Dakota MLB1994-20091997-2008
1994- 9- 256-SFN
700,00046914  
Sean GallagherP6-1 210 R-R 1985-12-30 22Boston,Massachusetts MLB2004-20162007-2010
2004-12- 366-CHN
390,00075347Free Agent  
Chad GaudinP5-11 165 R-R 1983-03-24 25New Orleans,Louisiana MLB2002-20172003-2013
2001-34-1009-TBA
1,775,0003409Free Agent  
Carlos GonzalezLF6-1 170 L-L 1985-10-17 22Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB2003-20182008-2018
2002-   UDFA-ARI
390,00075345ActiveColorado Rockies (MLB)
Gio GonzalezP5-11 185 R-L 1985-09-19 22Hialeah,Florida MLB2004-20182008-2018
2004- 1-  38-CHA
390,00075348ActiveWashington Nationals (MLB)
Jeff GrayP6-3 205 R-R 1981-11-19 26Alvin,Texas MLB2001-20132008-2012
2004-32- 967-OAK
390,00075335Free Agent  
Jack Hannahan3B6-2 200 L-R 1980-03-04 28St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1999-20142006-2014
2001- 3-  87-DET
395,00068324International  
Rich HardenP6-1 180 L-R 1981-11-30 26Victoria,BC MLB2000-20112003-2011
2000-17- 510-OAK
4,750,0001904Free Agent  
Fernando HernandezP5-11 190 R-R 1984-07-31 23Miami,Florida MLB2003-20152008-2008
2002-49-1448-CHA
390,00075349Free Agent  
Dan Johnson1B6-2 220 L-R 1979-08-10 28Coon Rapids,Minnesota MLB2000-20172005-2015
2001- 7- 221-OAK
410,00057318Free Agent  
Dan MeyerP6-3 190 R-L 1981-07-03 26Woodbury,New Jersey MLB2000-20122004-2010
2002- 1-  34-ATL
390,00075332MinorsBaltimore Orioles (MLB)
Donnie MurphySS-3B5-10 180 R-R 1983-03-10 25Lakewood,California MLB2002-20152004-2014
2002- 5- 138-KCA
400,00063519Free Agent  
Matt MurtonOF6-1 226 R-R 1981-10-03 26Fort Lauderdale,Florida MLB2001-20172005-2009
2003- 1-  32-BOS
390,00075336Free Agent  
Josh OutmanP6-1 180 L-L 1984-09-14 23St. Louis,Missouri MLB2005-20172008-2014
2005-10- 307-PHI
390,00075351MinorsWashington Nationals (MLB)
Eric PattersonOF5-11 173 L-R 1983-04-08 25Tallahassee,Florida MLB2002-20152007-2011
2004- 8- 246-CHN
390,00075337Free Agent  
Cliff PenningtonSS-2B5-11 175 B-R 1984-06-15 24Corpus Christi,Texas MLB2003-20182008-2018
2005- 1-  21-OAK
390,00075340DL-7Texas Rangers (AAA)
Gregorio PetitSS-3B5-10 160 R-R 1984-12-10 23Ocumare,Venezuela MLB2003-20182008-2018
2001-   UDFA-OAK
390,00075346MinorsMinnesota Twins (AAA)
Kirk SaarloosP6-0 185 R-R 1979-05-23 29Long Beach,California MLB1998-20092002-2008
2001- 3-  86-HOU
390,00075330  
Greg SmithP6-2 190 L-L 1983-12-22 24Alexandria,Louisiana MLB2003-20162008-2010
2005- 6- 171-ARI
390,00075343Free Agent  
Huston StreetP6-0 185 R-R 1983-08-02 24Austin,Texas MLB2002-20172005-2017
2004- 1-  40-OAK
3,300,0002557Free Agent  
Kurt SuzukiC5-11 200 R-R 1983-10-04 24Wailuku,Hawaii MLB2002-20182007-2018
2004- 2-  67-OAK
395,00068325ActiveAtlanta Braves (MLB)
Mike Sweeney1B-C6-2 215 R-R 1973-07-22 34Orange,California MLB1991-20101995-2010
1991-10- 262-KCA
500,00049115  
Ryan SweeneyCF-OF6-4 200 L-L 1985-02-20 23Cedar Rapids,Iowa MLB2003-20142006-2014
2003- 2-  52-CHA
395,00068326Free Agent  
Frank Thomas1B-DH6-5 270 R-R 1968-05-27 40Columbus,Georgia MLB1987-20081990-2008
1989- 1-   7-CHA
12,560,000451  
Brad ZieglerP6-4 200 R-R 1979-10-10 28Pratt,Kansas MLB2000-20182008-2018
2003-20- 595-PHI
390,00075338ActiveMiami Marlins (MLB)