September 22, 2021

The Athletic’s MLB all-decade team: Building a roster with the best the 2010s had to offer (The Athletic)

How will we remember baseball in the 2010s? It was the decade Mike Trout became the best player in the world and the Giants became a dynasty and the Cubs ended an 108-year drought. It was the decade of the juiced ball and the opener and the dominant reliever in October. It was when Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer became Hall of Famers and Mookie Betts and José Altuve became superstars and Adrián Beltré finally became duly appreciated. 

It will take another decade perhaps to fully assess what happened in the last 10 years, but in the days after the World Series, we asked 28 members of our baseball staff to vote on The Athletic’s MLB all-decade team. The only instruction was to weight equally a player’s association with the decade and his overall peak. The result is a team of 23 players — five starters, seven relievers and 11 position players, including a designated hitter, a utility player and one tie.

Let the arguments…

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