Pujols or Rodriguez?
We are seeing plenty of these lists these days, but here’s Rob Neyer’s ranking of the 100 greatest baseball players of the decade.
The top five: Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Derek Jeter, and Ichiro. Some other selections that are interesting, because they seem either too high or too low: No. 11 Scott Rolen; No. 24 Mariano Rivera; No. 36 Mike Cameron; No. 45 Adrian Beltre; No. 82 Nomar Garciaparra (remember when he was good?); No. 100 Jamie Moyer.
Neyer writes that he made use of Wins Above Replacement, which can be found at BaseballProjection.com.