A couple weeks back, I gave my take on the 100 greatest MLB players of all time, and that article sparked some terrific debate. Now, we'll turn our attention to teams as a whole, as what follows are my rankings of the 50 greatest teams in MLB history.
For the most part, the list is made up of World Series winners, because that is the ultimate goal after all, but there are a handful of teams that came up short of winning it all but still made their way onto the list.
I've included a look at each team's record, run differential on the season, team ERA and ERA+ and team BA/OBP/SLG and OPS+ to give an idea of where it ranked among its contemporaries. Also included is a look at the team's primary lineup, starting rotation and a few key relievers, as well as a quick breakdown of the season.
Hopefully this will lead to more great debate, and I encourage you to leave you thoughts in the comment section below.