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

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Third Base: Aramis Ramirez

Another formidable power hitter on the Cubs in 2008 was Aramis Ramirez, who led the team with 111 RBIs that year. Ramirez also won the Hank Aaron award and made the All-Star team in 2008. Similar to Derrek Lee, Ramirez was just a steady power-hitting force in the lineup that routinely hit around 30 home runs and drove in close to if not more than 100 RBIs a year. After reaching free agency while a Cub, he came back on a five-year deal in 2006 and played it out until 2012.

Left Field: Alfonso Soriano

Soriano was another one of the big boppers in this Cubs era, and he led the team in home runs in 2008 (29) despite only playing 109 games. He also made the All-Star team but did not play due to injury. Although his defense was not the greatest, Soriano did have a formidable throwing arm that made baserunners think twice. Although his 8-year deal worth $136 million is considered one of the worst in team history, Soriano was still an important bat on the North side for many years.