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2008 CHICAGO CUBS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Chicago,IL
Team Record:  97-64   .602
Result:   1st in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Lou Piniella
General Manager:   Jim Hendry
Stadium:  Wrigley Field
Attendance:  3,300,200
Payroll:  $118,345,833
Playoffs:  Lost in NLDS (Los Angeles)

Chicago Cubs affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Jon Lieber (38)
Youngest Player:  Sean Gallagher (22)
Longest Tenure:  Kerry Wood (10)
Top Hitter:  Aramis Ramirez (19)
Top Pitcher:  Ryan Dempster (7)
Top Draft Pick:  Andrew Cashner (#19)

Roster Continuity:  78.84%
Top Prospect:   Josh Vitters
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
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 
Carlos ZambranoP27$ 16,000,000  10 
Aramis Ramirez3B30$ 15,000,000  23 
Alfonso SorianoLF32$ 14,000,000  33 
Derrek Lee1B32$ 13,250,000  37 
Jim EdmondsCF38$ 8,000,000   
Ted LillyP32$ 8,000,000   
Ryan DempsterP31$ 7,333,333   
Kosuke Fukudome1B31$ 7,000,000   
Jason MarquisP29$ 6,375,000   
Mark DeRosa2B-3B33$ 4,750,000   
Rich HardenP26$ 4,750,000   
Bob HowryP34$ 4,500,000   
Kerry WoodP31$ 4,200,000   
Scott EyreP36$ 3,800,000   
Jon LieberP38$ 3,500,000   
Henry BlancoC36$ 3,175,000   
Chad GaudinP25$ 1,775,000   
Reed JohnsonRF-CF31$ 1,300,000   
Daryle Ward1B33$ 1,200,000   
Mike WuertzP29$ 860,000   
Rich HillP28$ 445,000   
Carlos MarmolP25$ 430,000   
Ryan Theriot2B28$ 428,000   
Ronny CedenoSS25$ 407,000   
Mike Fontenot2B28$ 405,000   
Felix PieOF23$ 401,500   
Angel GuzmanP26$ 401,000   
Geovany SotoC25$ 401,000   
Kevin HartP25$ 392,500   
Carmen PignatielloP25$ 391,500   


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