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2009 CHICAGO CUBS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Chicago,IL
Team Record:  83-78   .516
Result:   2nd in National League - Central Division
Manager(s):  Lou Piniella
General Manager:   Jim Hendry
Stadium:  Wrigley Field
Attendance:  3,168,859
Payroll:  $134,809,000
Playoffs:  -

Chicago Cubs affiliate history
Oldest Player:  So Taguchi (39)
Youngest Player:  Mitch Atkins (23)
Longest Tenure:  Carlos Zambrano (9)
Top Hitter:  Derrek Lee (12)
Top Pitcher:  Ted Lilly (18)
Top Draft Pick:  Brett Jackson (#31)

Roster Continuity:  61.46%
Top Prospect:   Josh Vitters
National League Standings
CentralWLPctGB
St. Louis9171.562--
Chi Cubs8378.5167.5
Milwaukee8082.49411.0
Cincinnati7884.48113.0
Houston7488.45717.0
Pittsburgh6299.38528.5

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
Jose AscanioChicago Cubs200920091$ 405,000 
Mitch AtkinsChicago Cubs200920091$ 400,000 
Jeff BakerColorado Rockies200920091$ 415,000 Renewed
Justin BergChicago Cubs200920091$ 400,000 
Andres BlancoChicago Cubs200920091$ 400,000 Contract Purchased from Minors
Milton BradleyChicago Cubs200920113$ 30,000,000$ 10.00m$4m signing bonus
Neal CottsChicago Cubs200920091$ 1,100,000 Avoided arbitration
Ryan DempsterChicago Cubs200920124$ 52,000,000$ 13.00m$4m signing bonus
Mike FontenotChicago Cubs200920091$ 430,000 
Chad FoxChicago Cubs200920091$ 575,000 Minor league contract
Jake FoxChicago Cubs200920091$ 401,500 
Ryan FreelCincinnati Reds200820092$ 7,000,000$ 3.50m
Kosuke FukudomeChicago Cubs200820114$ 48,000,000$ 12.00m$4m signing bonus
Sam FuldChicago Cubs200920091$ 401,500 
Joey GathrightChicago Cubs200920091$ 800,000 
Tom GorzelannyPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 433,000 
John GrabowPittsburgh Pirates200920091$ 2,300,000 Avoided arbitration
Kevin GreggChicago Cubs200920091$ 4,200,000 Avoided arbitration
Angel GuzmanChicago Cubs200920091$ 421,500 
Rich HardenChicago Cubs200920091$ 7,000,000 Option exercised
Kevin HartChicago Cubs200920091$ 407,500 
Aaron HeilmanSeattle Mariners200920091$ 1,625,000 Avoided arbitration
Koyie HillChicago Cubs200920091$ 475,000 
Micah HoffpauirChicago Cubs200920091$ 407,500 
Reed JohnsonChicago Cubs200920091$ 3,000,000 Avoided arbitration
Derrek LeeChicago Cubs200620105$ 65,000,000$ 13.00m
Ted LillyChicago Cubs200720104$ 40,000,000$ 10.00m$4m signing bonus
Carlos MarmolChicago Cubs200920091$ 575,000 
Sean MarshallChicago Cubs200920091$ 450,000 
Aaron MilesChicago Cubs200920102$ 4,900,000$ 2.45m
David PattonChicago Cubs200920091$ 400,000 
Aramis RamirezChicago Cubs200720115$ 75,000,000$ 15.00m$5m signing bonus. Club option for 2012
Jeff SamardzijaChicago Cubs200720115$ 10,000,000$ 2.00mClub options for 2012 and 2013
Bobby ScalesChicago Cubs200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Alfonso SorianoChicago Cubs200720148$ 136,000,000$ 17.00m$8m signing bonus
Geovany SotoChicago Cubs200920091$ 575,000 
Jeff StevensChicago Cubs200920091$ 400,000 
So TaguchiChicago Cubs200920091$ 900,000 Minor league contract
Ryan TheriotChicago Cubs200920091$ 500,000 
Luis VizcainoColorado Rockies200820092$ 7,500,000$ 3.75mClub option for 2010 ($4m)
Jason WaddellChicago Cubs200920091$ 400,000 Contract purchased from minors
Randy WellsChicago Cubs200920091$ 402,000 
Carlos ZambranoChicago Cubs200820125$ 91,500,000$ 18.30m$5m signing bonus 2013 vesting option



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