By JERRY TAPP
Which team will be the winningest MLB team this decade?
Will it be the New York Yankees? The Los Angeles Dodgers? The St. Louis Cardinals? Or could the Boston Red Sox make a run at this title? And, do the Washington nationals have a shot?
This year will be the final year of this decade and that means it’s the final season of the baseball decade. Entering 2019, there are three MLB teams which have won 800 or more games this decade: the Yankees with 818, the Dodgers with 813, and the Cardinals with 808. The Red Sox are a distant fourth on this list with 788 victories since 2010. Washington is fifth on the list with 786 wins.
With a 30-game lead over the Red Sox, the Yankees appear to be a lock for the winningest A.L. team this decade. The N.L., on the other hand, appears to be a two-team race with the Cardinals only five games behind the Dodgers. The Nationals are still in the picture, but trail L.A. by 27 games.
Here’s a look at the number of wins each franchise has this decade. It’s is broken down by each league (current city is listed for each team).
New York Yankees, 818
Tampa Bay, 764
Kansas City, 699
Chicago White Sox, 671
Los Angeles Dodgers, 813
St. Louis, 808
San Francisco, 744
Chicago Cubs, 733
New York Mets, 707
San Diego, 669
The Houston Astros, who spent time in both leagues this century, have 682 wins since 2010. That places them 25th overall.
By the way, how many of you would have thought that the Brewers have more wins this decade than the Cubs?
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