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2008 Chicago Cubs


97 - 64

(1st place in the NL Central)

2007 / 2009 (Team History)

Runs Scored/Expected: 855 / 769 (+86)
Runs Allowed/Expected: 671 / 778 (+107)

Pythagorean Record: 99 - 62 (-2)

Home Record: 55 - 26 (.679) +9.9 wins
Away Record: 42 - 38 (.525) +6.5 wins
Team Uniforms Dressed to the Nines
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Wrigley Field

Attendance: 3,300,200 Avg Att: 40,743 (1.20)
Att Rank: 5 / 16 Lg Avg: 34,068
       
Park Factor: 1.06    
HR Factor: 1.06 R/L HR: 1.07 / 1.04

Notes:


• Central Division Champions
• Lost to Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS


Retroactive Top Prospects

(As of March 1, 2008)


Bats:


Throws:



Glossary
# Pos Acquired Via Date
1
3B 22
18.8
13.6
4.4
0.0
0.9
-0.3
1.5
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2007
2
C 25
10.7
7.6
-1.0
0.0
4.0
3.3
0.2
3.3
1.7
-0.5
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 5, 2001
3
SS 17
9.3
8.6
-3.2
0.0
3.9
1.6
3.0
3.4
Free Agency (Amateur)
Oct 25, 2006
4
2B 22
7.8
0.2
6.4
0.0
1.2
0.5
1.7
4.6
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2007
5
SP 23
7.5
0.2
-0.0
7.3
0.0
0.6
-0.4
-0.7
1.1
1.8
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 6, 2006
6
C 20
7.5
3.0
2.6
0.0
1.8
0.2
-0.1
1.2
Free Agency (Amateur)
Dec 8, 2004
7
RP 21
4.4
-0.1
0.0
4.4
0.1
1.5
0.9
Free Agency (Amateur)
Jul 4, 2003
8
RF 30
4.3
6.5
-0.5
0.0
-1.7
0.6
2.1
1.3
0.6
-0.2
Free Agency (1st Tm)
Dec 12, 2007
9
C 23
3.3
1.4
1.0
0.0
1.0
0.3
Free Agency (Amateur)
Jul 2, 2000
10
LF 22
2.7
2.6
0.5
0.0
-0.4
0.0
0.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2007
11
3B 25
1.9
4.1
-2.3
0.0
0.2
-0.2
1.3
1.6
-0.9
-0.3
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 2003
12
RP 22
1.9
0.0
0.0
1.9
0.0
-0.7
0.0
0.7
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2007
13
SS 18
1.7
0.2
0.4
0.0
1.2
-0.1
Free Agency (Amateur)
Nov 23, 2005
14
RP 25
1.3
0.1
0.0
1.2
-0.0
0.4
Draft (Rule 5)
Dec 7, 2006
15
RF 22
1.1
2.1
0.4
0.0
-1.5
0.3
0.9
-1.0
2.2
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 6, 2006
16
RP 23
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.3
0.0
0.4
-0.3
0.1
Trade
Aug 27, 2005
17
RP 22
0.3
0.1
0.0
0.3
-0.0
-0.3
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 6, 2006
18
RP 23
0.3
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.1
-0.2
0.6
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2005
19
LF 22
0.2
-0.4
0.8
0.0
-0.2
Conditional Deal
Sep 14, 2006
20
RP 24
0.2
-0.0
0.0
0.2
0.0
0.7
-0.6
Free Agency (1st Tm)
Dec 19, 2007
21
RP 21
0.1
-0.0
0.0
0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.1
Trade
Jul 31, 2006
22
LF 21
0.0
0.4
-0.2
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.0
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2004
23
C 23
-0.0
-0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Trade
Aug 20, 2006
24
RP 25
-0.0
0.0
0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 5, 2000
25
RP 23
-0.1
-0.1
0.0
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.1
Trade
Sep 12, 2007
26
RP 23
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.1
0.4
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 2003
27
LF 24
-0.2
0.6
-0.4
0.0
-0.3
-0.6
0.1
0.6
-0.2
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2004
28
RP 22
-0.2
-0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.2
-0.1
Trade
Dec 4, 2007
29
RP 22
-0.3
-0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
0.1
-0.2
-0.2
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2004
30
RP 19
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
Free Agency (Amateur)
Jul 7, 2005
31
SP 25
-0.5
0.1
0.0
-0.6
0.0
-0.7
-0.2
Trade
Dec 7, 2006
32
LF 25
-0.6
0.3
-0.5
0.0
-0.4
-0.2
-0.1
0.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 2003
33
LF 17
-0.7
0.7
-1.0
0.0
-0.3
Free Agency (Amateur)
Feb 13, 2007
34
C 24
-0.9
-0.6
-0.2
0.0
-0.0
-0.3
Free Agency (Amateur)
May 22, 2006
35
C 21
-0.9
-1.0
-0.3
0.0
0.4
0.1
-1.0
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 6, 2006
36
RP 20
-1.0
0.0
0.0
-1.0
0.0
0.1
-1.1
Free Agency (Amateur)
Aug 6, 2004
37
3B 18
-1.3
-1.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-1.3
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2007
38
SP 22
-1.7
-0.2
0.0
-1.5
0.0
-0.3
-0.2
-0.7
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 7, 2004
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James