There were many other members of the 2008 team that must not be forgotten. The lights-out bull pen featuring Clay Condrey, Chad Durbin, J.C. Romero, Ryan Madson, and Scott Eyre was severely underrated during its time.
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The bench was filled with the perfect role players. Greg Dobbs was a sure-fire pinch-hitter, Matt Stairs and Geoff Jenkins provided the power late in the game, and Eric Bruntlett provided a solid glove wherever you needed him. We can’t forget about So Taguchi and Tadahito Iguchi, who served as pinch runners and defensive replacements. Finally Chris Coste, the 33-year-old rookie who hit nine home runs in 2008 serving as Carlos Ruiz’s back-up catcher.
Finally, two of the starters who contributed to the team, but you hesitate to place on the Wall of Fame. Pedro Feliz did his job at third base and provided 14 home runs.
The final one is Jayson Werth, who certainly hit like a Wall of Famer, but his decision to chase the money in Washington left a bitter taste in our mouthes. He hit 95 home runs during his four seasons here, but he is in a similar category as Scott Rolen.
All-in-all there are nine players from that 2008 championship team I feel comfortable placing on the Wall of Fame in the very near future.