Are Yankees Team Of The Decade?

From Rich Lederer:

Here is a summary of the qualifications of the leading candidates to become the Team of the Decade.

If Los Angeles wins it all this year, the case for the Angels will be as follows:
2 World Series championships
2 pennants
3 LCS appearances
5 Division titles (including 2009)

If St. Louis wins it all this year, the case for the Cardinals will be:
2 World Series championships
3 pennants
6 LCS appearances
7 Division titles (including 2009)

If New York wins, the case for the Yankees will be:
2 World Series championships
4 pennants
5 LCS appearances
7 Division titles (including 2009)

If Boston wins, the case for the Red Sox will be:
3 World Series championships
3 pennants
5 LCS appearances
2 Division titles
4 Wild Cards (including 2009)

At this point, the team of the decade is the Boston Red Sox, and nothing short of a title from the Yankees or Cardinals will change that. While the Yankees currently have more wins, division titles, and playoff appearances, this is an area where championships are the trump card, and the Red Sox hold that advantage. If the Yankees win it all this year, however, they will be the winningest club over the ten year period and will have as many titles as the BoSox. It would be hard to designate any other club as the team of the decade.

What do you think? Who is the team of the decade?

0 thoughts on “Are Yankees Team Of The Decade?

  1. Red Sox are the dominate team of the decade as it stands now and I hate it more than anything on this planet!

  2. You sure the decade starts in 2000 and not 2001? I would have thought it goes from 2001-2010. If so, then there’s really no discussion regardless of what happens this year.

  3. OK, with my traditional rant over the arbitrary temporal divisions out of the way, I think its really hard to say one team dominated this decade. Boston stands out as the one that has most improved, most elevated its profile – bitch all you want, but the Nation was a brilliant marketing stroke, and I likely see more students in Red Sox gear than Mets gear in a NY school. The Yankees are the winningest team of the decade, and have the most playoff and World Series appearances, but that just makes them the equivilent of the 90s Braves. Until the Yankees, Cards or Angels wins the WS this year, the Sox are the only team with 2 titles to their name, and have to be considered the favorite.

    It’ll be a great argument if the Yanks win this year, though I think the right answer may be that the 00s was the Yankees-Red Sox decade, just as the 50s were the Yankees-Dodgers decade.

  4. Ask me again after this year, but for now I’m inclined to say the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees have had too many disappointments recently for me to call them the team of the decade. On the other hand, a 2009 win would make a pretty little bookend.

  5. Red Sox are the team of the decade. I don’t see how you could argue that. The Yankees have been making the playoffs nearly every year, but havn’t had much of a chance to do anything in them. Detroit, Cleveland, Anaheim, Boston all mowed them down.

  6. Rob A from BBD: Red Sox are the team of the decade. I don’t see how you could argue that. The Yankees have been making the playoffs nearly every year, but havn’t had much of a chance to do anything in them. Detroit, Cleveland, Anaheim, Boston all mowed them down.

    “Haven’t had much of a chance to do anything in any of them”? You must be f*cking kidding me. They went to three world series, one more than the Sox did. They advanced to the ALCS 5 times – as many times as the Sox managed to make it into the playoffs. You are essentially saying that the Yanks’ failure to advance in 3 PS appearances is more of a handicap than the 4 times the Sox stayed home in October.

  7. HAHAHAHA Bean town has the best 10yrs of their dismal history and the Yanks are STILL the team of the decade. What a sorry franchise boston, choke on it