What the Chicago Cubs lineup looked like when Aaron Rodgers made his first NFL Start

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Second Base: Mark DeRosa

The now popular MLB analyst, and current manager of Team America in the World Baseball Classic, Mark DeRosa arguably had the best year of his playing career with the Cubs in 2008. After signing a three-year deal the season prior, DeRosa put it together in '08 to set career highs in home runs (21), RBIs (87), and walks (69). His ability to play multiple positions made him a constant in the lineup, but DeRosa primarily manned second base for the Cubs during his two years with the team. He was traded to Cleveland prior to the 2009 season for Chris Archer, Jeff Stevens, and John Gaub.

Shortstop: Ryan Theriot

Ryan Theriot was an interesting ballplayer, as he was a skilled defender and contact hitter. In 2008, he led the team with a .307 batting average and got on base at an impressive .387 rate in 149 games. Theriot usually played shortstop for the Cubs but occasionally played second base. He was not known for his power hitting and was especially criticized for his sometimes problematic baserunning. This culminated with Cubs blogger Tony Jewel coining a new baseball statistic called a TOOTBLAN, or thrown out on the bases like a nincompoop. Jewel was trying to evaluate Theriot's true value since he got on base a lot, but also made a lot of outs on the basepaths.

Theriot was traded to the Dodgers in 2010 alongside starting pitcher Ted Lilly. He was traded again in 2011, this time to the St. Louis Cardinals, whom he won a World Series with that year.