The 2010 MLB season was one of history’s most entertaining. There were many teams during the season that seemed like they should be vying for the World Series. The season’s top 10 teams are as follows:
In 2010, the San Diego Padres were the tenth best team. All season, the Padres had a lead in the NL West division, but eventually could not hang on to the lead over the San Francisco Giants.
In 2010, the Boston Red Sox became the ninth best side. In the very competitive AL East division, the Red Sox finished the season with 89. This was not enough, though, so they skipped the playoffs by 6 games.
The Atlanta Braves were the eighth best team. With 91 victories, the Braves completed the season, which saw them edge out of the wild card berth by one game. Many individuals who wanted them to have a down year were shocked by the Braves.
Last year’s Minnesota Twins were the seventh best team. To start the season, the Twins were deemed an outsider, but proved that they are among the elite of the league. They had another outstanding season with their MVP nominee catcher, Joe Mauer.
The sixth best squad in 2010 was the Cincinnati Reds. As they stormed off to take the NL Central division by 5 games, the Reds were certainly the disappointment of the season. The Reds are filled with young talent who, for years to come, can hold them successful.
In 2010, the fifth strongest squad was the New York Yankees. Going into the season, the Yankees seemed like the World Series was a sure thing. While in the regular season they earned 95 games and won the wild card berth, in the post season the Yankees were losing.
In 2010, the Texas Rangers became the fourth best squad. When they proceeded to the World Series after securing the AL pennant, the Rangers shocked several people. In the regular season, the Rangers just won 90 games, but were driven throughout the year by MVP nominee Josh Hamilton.
The Tampa Bay Rays became baseball’s third best squad in 2010. Throughout the season, the Rays won 96 games, which was a game better than the Yankees. The Rays, including pitcher David Price and infielder Evan Longoria, were driven by their young stars.
The season’s second strongest squad was the Philadelphia Phillies. All season long, the Phillies seemed like the pick to capture the NL pennant. Since recruiting Roy Halladay in the winter, they were stacked with pitching and had one of the strongest baseball offenses, winning 97 games.