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2008 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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W-L Record: 97-64 .602
Rank: 1st in National League Central
Run Differential: 855-671 + 184
Roster Continuity 78.84% 5/30
Manager(s): Lou Piniella
General Manager: Jim Hendry
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Ballpark: Wrigley Field
Payroll: $ 118,345,833 8/30
Attendance: 3,300,200 7/30
Playoffs: Lost in NLDS (Los Angeles)
Top Draft Pick: Andrew Cashner (#19) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ivan DeJesus
Bench Coach: Alan Trammell
Bullpen Coach: Lester Strode
First Base Coach: Matt Sinatro
Hitting Coach: Gerald Perry
Pitching Coach: Larry Rothschild
Third Base Coach: Mike Quade

#1 Draft Picks

Kerry Wood (#4), Derrek Lee (#14), Mike Fontenot (#19), Matt Murton (#32), Jason Marquis (#35)
National League Central Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 2008 Chicago Cubs season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    58Jose AscanioP6-0150R-R232007Not draftedMLB--
    24Henry BlancoC5-11190R-R361997UDFAMLB-Retired
    5Ronny CedenoSS6-0170R-R252005Not draftedMLB-Int
    48Neal CottsP6-2200L-L282003OAK: 2001-2-69MLB-Free Agent
    46Ryan DempsterP6-1201R-R311998TEX: 1995-3-66MLB-Retired
    7Mark DeRosa2B-3B6-1190R-R331998ATL: 1996-7-212MLB-Retired
    15Jim EdmondsCF6-1212L-L381993CAL: 1988-7-169MLB--
    47Scott EyreP6-1200L-L361997TEX: 1991-9-248MLB--
    17Mike Fontenot2B5-8160L-R282005BAL: 2001-1-19MLB-Free Agent
    44Chad FoxP6-3190R-R371997CIN: 1992-23-633MLB--
    1Kosuke Fukudome1B6-1185L-R312008Not draftedMLB-Int
    36Sean GallagherP6-1210R-R222007CHN: 2004-12-366MLB-Free Agent
    57Chad GaudinP5-11165R-R252003TBA: 2001-34-1009MLB-Free Agent
    37Angel GuzmanP6-2180R-R262006Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    40Rich HardenP6-1180L-R262003OAK: 2000-17-510MLB-Free Agent
    22Kevin HartP6-4215R-R252007BAL: 2004-11-319MLB--
    55Koyie HillC6-0190B-R292003LAN: 2000-4-117MLB-Free Agent
    53Rich HillP6-4180L-L282005CHN: 2002-4-112MLBLos Angeles DodgersMLB-Active
    6Micah Hoffpauir1B6-3185L-L282008CHN: 2002-13-393MLB--
    62Bob HowryP6-5220L-R341998SFN: 1994-5-144MLB--
    9Reed JohnsonRF-CF5-10180R-R312003TOR: 1999-17-523MLB-Free Agent
    25Derrek Lee1B6-5225R-R321997SDN: 1993-1-14MLB--
    32Jon LieberP6-3225L-R381994KCA: 1992-2-44MLB--
    30Ted LillyP6-0185L-L321999LAN: 1996-23-688MLB-Retired
    49Carlos MarmolP6-2190R-R252006Not draftedMLB-Free Agent
    21Jason MarquisP6-1185L-R292000ATL: 1996-1-35MLB-Free Agent
    45Sean MarshallP6-6195L-L252006CHN: 2003-6-163MLB-Free Agent
    27Casey McGehee1B6-1190R-R252008CHN: 2003-10-283MLB-Int
    19Matt MurtonOF6-1226R-R262005BOS: 2003-1-32MLB-Free Agent
    4Eric PattersonOF5-11173L-R252007CHN: 2004-8-246MLB-Free Agent
    20Felix PieOF6-2160L-L232007Not draftedMLB-Int
    63Carmen PignatielloP6-0175R-L252007CHN: 2000-20-583MLB--
    16Aramis Ramirez3B6-1219R-R301998Not draftedMLB-Retired
    29Jeff SamardzijaP6-5215R-R232008CHN: 2006-5-149MLBSan Francisco GiantsMLB-Active
    12Alfonso SorianoLF6-1160R-R321999UDFAMLB-Retired
    18Geovany SotoC6-1190R-R252005CHN: 2001-11-318MLB-Free Agent
    2Ryan Theriot2B5-11175B-R282005CHN: 2001-3-78MLB-Retired
    33Daryle Ward1B6-2230L-L331998DET: 1994-15-417MLB--
    36Randy WellsP6-4200R-R252008CHN: 2002-38-1143MLB-Retired
    34Kerry WoodP6-5230R-R311998CHN: 1995-1-4MLB-Retired
    43Mike WuertzP6-3200R-R292004CHN: 1997-11-334MLB-Free Agent
    38Carlos ZambranoP6-4250B-R272001Not draftedMLB-Free Agent

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