As the decade nears an end, it's time to reflect on the decade that was.
It was a decade that shook baseball to its foundations. The steroid scandal is the most devastating, traumatizing event in the history of the game.
For better or for worse, the events of the last 10 years will be best remembered as part of the "steroid era." One can only hope that era is over.
Part of getting beyond such a dark past is putting it behind us, which is what I'm going to do in this series by focusing on things that happened on the field this decade, not off of it.
First off, I'm going to look at the teams of the decade. Quite simply, I will look at the most successful and influential organizations of the last 10 years.
Most teams can have that one great season before fading away, so I think it best to judge greatness based on sustained success. That was my main criteria in making the list.
I invite constructive criticism. Without further ado, the teams of the decade.