The Los Angeles Dodgers remain the best team in MLB despite the recent series against the New York Mets. We clearly saw two teams even at Citi Field, but the Dodgers' lead to No. With the current roster, including the best lineup in baseball, Los Angeles would be the favorite at home. It keeps the Dodgers at No.
The 1927 Yankees are widely regarded as the best team in baseball history, and I tend to agree with that idea, since they win first place in this ranking. Fenway, despite the fact that it is a disgusting and dilapidated stadium, continues to sell out every game. The Red Sox nation has expanded far beyond the northeastern part of the country. They may have the most road fans of any baseball team.
The Red Sox pink hat, and the fact that it's considered great to be a Red Sox fan, leaves them out of the top spot. The 1929 Athletics are one of the best teams of all time, but the 1931 team won three more games during the regular season. Just set the Atlanta Braves franchise strikeout record in one game (1), Strider, Riley and Max Fried have this team rolling. Jack Coombs (31-9, 1.30 ERA) had a phenomenal season, while future Hall of Fame bosses Bender (23-5, 1.58 ERA) and Eddie Plank (16-10, 2.10 ERA), along with Cy Morgan (18-12, 1.55 ERA), helped lead the team to a dominant ERA of 1.79. They fell short against the Braves in the World Series, but the 1995 Indians had one of the best offenses in baseball history and a solid rotation to back it up.
A 5-5 stretch for the second-best baseball team is fine, but it's not enough to keep up the serve when the best baseball team is breathing down your neck. The pitch was the real difference for the 1975 team, as their 3.37 ERA ranked third in the league and the staff was a legitimate weapon along with the high-powered offense. After a stretch in which the Yankees achieved a 10-18 record in August, worse than the San Francisco Giants and the Cincinnati Reds, this team quickly collapses. A team that has been built on pitching for the past decade has had little offensive emotion.
The first of three Orioles teams from the same era to break this list, the 1969 Orioles fell short in the World Series, but won a team record of 109 games while ranking second in the American League in runs scored and first in the team ERA, earning them a place on this list. It is justified; the team, as a collective unit, is in the bottom five in Major League Baseball in all three components of the cut-off line. With a phenomenal pitching team, the 1907 Chicago Cubs won the first of two consecutive titles, as the team recorded a record 1.73 MLB ERA for the year. They were my pre-season prediction to win everything and, although that has lost a lot of strength, the possibility remains.
The trio of Greg Maddux (19-2, 1.63 ERA), Tom Glavine (16-7, 3.08 ERA) and John Smoltz (12-7, 3.18 ERA) was the driving force behind the team's success, and Maddux's season is ranked one of the best of all time by a pitcher.