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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
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 ZambranoP28$ 18,750,000  9 
Alfonso SorianoLF33$ 17,000,000  13 
Aramis Ramirez3B31$ 16,650,000  14 
Derrek Lee1B33$ 13,250,000  37 
Ted LillyP33$ 13,000,000  43 
Kosuke Fukudome1B32$ 12,500,000  49 
Ryan DempsterP32$ 9,000,000  96 
Milton BradleyLF31$ 7,000,000   
Rich HardenP27$ 7,000,000   
Kevin GreggP31$ 4,200,000   
Ryan FreelCF-3B33$ 4,000,000   
Luis VizcainoP32$ 3,500,000   
Reed JohnsonRF-CF32$ 3,000,000   
John GrabowP30$ 2,300,000   
Aaron Miles2B32$ 2,200,000   
Aaron HeilmanP30$ 1,625,000   
Neal CottsP29$ 1,100,000   
Joey GathrightCF27$ 800,000   
Carlos MarmolP26$ 575,000   
Geovany SotoC26$ 575,000   
Ryan Theriot2B29$ 500,000   
Koyie HillC30$ 475,000   
Sean MarshallP26$ 450,000   
Mike Fontenot2B29$ 430,000   
Angel GuzmanP27$ 421,500   
Jeff BakerLF-1B28$ 415,000   
Micah Hoffpauir1B29$ 407,500   
David PattonP25$ 400,000   


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