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2008 ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  St. Louis,MO
Team Record:  86-76   .531
Result:   4th in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Tony LaRussa
General Manager:   John Mozeliak
Stadium:  Busch Stadium III
Attendance:  3,430,660
Payroll:  $99,624,449
Playoffs:  -

St. Louis Cardinals affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Russ Springer (39)
Youngest Player:  Jaime Garcia (21)
Longest Tenure:  Albert Pujols (8)
Top Hitter:  Albert Pujols (1)
Top Pitcher:  Braden Looper (23)
Top Draft Pick:  Brett Wallace (#13)

Roster Continuity:  63.78%
Top Prospect:   Colby Rasmus
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
Chi Cubs9764.602--
Milwaukee9072.5567.5
Houston8675.53411.0
St. Louis8676.53111.5
Cincinnati7488.45723.5
Pittsburgh6795.41430.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Contract data is available from the mid 2000s until the present day. Shaded records are players who signed multi-year contracts. The list of contracts may not be complete. Visit the Data Store if you're interested in purchasing the contract data.
Player NameContract Signed byStartEndLengthValuePer YearContract Notes
Rick AnkielSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 900,000 Avoided arbitration
Brian BardenSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 340,000 
Brian BartonSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 
Mitchell BoggsSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Chris CarpenterSt. Louis Cardinals200720115$ 63,500,000$ 12.70mClub option for 2012
Chris DuncanSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 439,000 
Randy FloresSt. Louis Cardinals200720082$ 1,800,000$ 0.90mAvoided arbitration
Ryan FranklinSt. Louis Cardinals200820092$ 5,000,000$ 2.50mClub option for 2010
Jaime GarciaSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 Minor League Contract
Troy GlausArizona Diamondbacks200520084$ 45,000,000$ 11.25mClub option for 2009 ($12.5m)
Jason IsringhausenSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 8,000,000 Option year for 2005 contract
Cesar IzturisSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 2,850,000 
Kelvin JimenezKansas City Royals200820081$ 390,000 
Mark JohnsonSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 Minor League contract
Adam KennedySt. Louis Cardinals200720093$ 10,000,000$ 3.33m
Josh KinneySt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 
Jason LaRueSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 850,000 
Kyle LohseSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 4,250,000 
Braden LooperSt. Louis Cardinals200620083$ 13,500,000$ 4.50m
Felipe LopezWashington Nationals200820081$ 4,900,000 Lost Arbitration. Wanted $5.2m
Ryan LudwickSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 411,000 
Joe MatherSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 
Kyle McClellanSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 
Aaron MilesSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 1,400,000 
Yadier MolinaSt. Louis Cardinals200820114$ 15,500,000$ 3.88mClub option for 2012 ($7m)
Jason MotteSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 
Mark MulderSt. Louis Cardinals200720082$ 13,000,000$ 6.50mClub option for 2009 (declined)
Chris PerezSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Josh PhelpsSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 
Joel PineiroSt. Louis Cardinals200820092$ 13,000,000$ 6.50m$500k signing bonus.
Albert PujolsSt. Louis Cardinals200420107$ 100,000,000$ 14.29mClub option for 2011 ($16m)
Anthony ReyesSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 392,500 
Brendan RyanSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 393,000 
Skip SchumakerSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 396,000 
Russ SpringerSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 3,500,000 
Nick StavinohaSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Brad ThompsonSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 414,000 
Ron VilloneSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 600,000 Minor league contract
Adam WainwrightSt. Louis Cardinals200820114$ 15,000,000$ 3.75mClub options for 2012 and 2013
Rico WashingtonSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Todd WellemeyerSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 1,000,000 Avoided arbitration
Mark WorrellSt. Louis Cardinals200820081$ 390,000 



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