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2008 TEXAS RANGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Arlington,TX
Team Record:  79-83   .488
Result:   2nd in American League - West Division
Manager(s):  Ron Washington
General Manager:   Jon Daniels
Stadium:  Rangers Ballpark in Arlington
Attendance:  1,945,677
Payroll:  $67,712,326
Playoffs:  -

Texas Rangers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Eddie Guardado (37)
Youngest Player:  Tommy Hunter (21)
Longest Tenure:  Michael Young (9)
Top Hitter:  Josh Hamilton (4)
Top Pitcher:  Vicente Padilla (31)
Top Draft Pick:  Justin Smoak (#11)

Roster Continuity:  69.39%
Top Prospect:   Elvis Andrus
American League Standings
WestWLPctGB
LA Angels10062.617--
Texas7983.48821.0
Oakland7586.46624.5
Seattle61101.37739.0

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
Joaquin AriasTexas Rangers200820081$ 391,000 
Joaquin BenoitTexas Rangers200820092$ 6,000,000$ 3.00mAvoided arbitration
Hank BlalockTexas Rangers200420085$ 15,250,000$ 3.05mClub option for 2009
Brandon BoggsTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 
Jason BottsTexas Rangers200820081$ 394,190 
Milton BradleyTexas Rangers200820081$ 5,000,000 
Ben BroussardTexas Rangers200820081$ 3,850,000 Avoided arbitration
Marlon ByrdTexas Rangers200820081$ 1,800,000 Avoided arbitration
Frank CatalanottoTexas Rangers200720093$ 13,500,000$ 4.50mClub option for 2010 ($5m)
Nelson CruzTexas Rangers200820081$ 398,150 
Chris DavisTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Joselo DiazNew York Mets200820081$ 390,000 Minor league contract
German DuranTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Jason EllisonTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 Minor League Contract
Scott FeldmanTexas Rangers200820081$ 397,430 
Frank FranciscoTexas Rangers200820081$ 775,000 Avoided arbitration
Kazuo FukumoriTexas Rangers200820092$ 3,000,000$ 1.50mFrom Japan
Kason GabbardTexas Rangers200820081$ 396,390 
Franklyn GermanTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 Minor League Contract
Brian GordonTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 
Eddie GuardadoTexas Rangers200820081$ 2,000,000 
Josh HamiltonTexas Rangers200820081$ 396,830 
Matt HarrisonTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 
Tommy HunterTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 
Eric HurleyTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Jason JenningsTexas Rangers200820081$ 4,000,000 
Ian KinslerTexas Rangers200820125$ 22,000,000$ 4.40mClub option for 2013 ($10m)
Gerald LairdDetroit Tigers200820081$ 1,600,000 Avoided arbitration
Wes LittletonTexas Rangers200820081$ 397,510 
Kameron LoeTexas Rangers200820081$ 410,689 
Warner MadrigalTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 
Doug MathisTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Brandon McCarthyTexas Rangers200820081$ 404,760 
Adam MelhuseTexas Rangers200820081$ 750,000 Minor league contract
Luis MendozaTexas Rangers200820081$ 391,000 
Travis MetcalfTexas Rangers200820081$ 392,000 
Kevin MillwoodTexas Rangers200620105$ 60,000,000$ 12.00m$15m signing bonus
David MurphyTexas Rangers200820081$ 393,000 
A.J. MurrayTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 
Dustin NippertArizona Diamondbacks200820081$ 395,500 
Vicente PadillaTexas Rangers200720093$ 33,750,000$ 11.25mClub option for 2010 ($12m)
Sidney PonsonTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 Minor League Contract
Elizardo RamirezTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 
Max RamirezTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 
Ryan RobertsTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 MInor league contract
Josh RupeTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 
Jarrod SaltalamacchiaTexas Rangers200820081$ 396,710 
Chris SheltonTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Taylor TeagardenTexas Rangers200820081$ 390,000 Contract purchased from minors
Ramon VazquezTexas Rangers200820081$ 810,000 avoided arbitration
C.J. WilsonTexas Rangers200820081$ 417,460 
Jamey WrightTexas Rangers200820081$ 1,000,000 Minor League Contract
Michael YoungTexas Rangers200820081$ 5,000,000 Option year from previous contract



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