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2008 BOSTON RED SOX

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Boston,MA
Team Record:  95-67   .586
Result:   2nd in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Terry Francona
General Manager:   Theo Epstein
Stadium:  Fenway Park
Attendance:  3,048,250
Payroll:  $133,390,035
Playoffs:  Lost in ALCS (Tampa Bay)

Boston Red Sox affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Mike Timlin (42)
Youngest Player:  Mike Bowden (21)
Longest Tenure:  Tim Wakefield (14)
Top Hitter:  Dustin Pedroia (3)
Top Pitcher:  Jon Lester (7)
Top Draft Pick:  Casey Kelly (#30)

Roster Continuity:  82.18%
Top Prospect:   Clay Buchholz
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Tampa Bay9765.599--
Boston9567.5862.0
NY Yankees8973.5498.0
Toronto8676.53111.0
Baltimore6893.42228.5

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Manny RamirezDH36$ 18,929,923  4 
J.D. DrewRF32$ 14,000,000  30 
David OrtizDH32$ 13,000,000  44 
Mike Lowell3B34$ 12,500,000  48 
Jason VaritekC36$ 10,442,030  71 
Josh BeckettP28$ 10,166,666  73 
Julio LugoSS-3B32$ 9,250,000  94 
Daisuke MatsuzakaP27$ 8,333,333   
Paul ByrdP37$ 7,500,000   
Mark KotsayLF32$ 7,000,000   
Jason BayLF-RF29$ 6,000,000   
Coco CrispCF28$ 5,083,333   
Tim WakefieldP41$ 4,000,000   
Julian TavarezP35$ 3,850,000   
Mike TimlinP42$ 3,000,000   
Kevin Youkilis3B29$ 3,000,000   
David RossC31$ 2,525,000   
Alex Cora3B-SS32$ 2,000,000   
Hideki OkajimaP32$ 1,275,000   
Javier LopezP30$ 840,000   
Kyle SnyderP30$ 835,000   
Sean Casey1B33$ 800,000   
Jonathan PapelbonP27$ 775,000   
Dustin Pedroia2B24$ 457,000   
Jon LesterP24$ 421,500   
Manny DelcarmenP26$ 421,000   
Jacoby EllsburyCF24$ 406,000   
Bryan CoreyP34$ 405,000   
David AardsmaP26$ 403,250   
Kevin CashC30$ 400,000   
Clay BuchholzP23$ 396,000   


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