The Syracuse Chiefs have announced their All-Decade Team. Chad Mottola, the International League’s Most Valuable Player in 2000, has been honored as the Player of the Decade in Syracuse.
Mottola donned a Syracuse jersey for at least part of five seasons in the 2000s, starting with his MVP season of 2000. In 134 games that year, Mottola bashed 33 home runs and drove in 102 runs while hitting .309. In his Syracuse career, Mottola slugged 100 homers and knocked in 359 runs. He’s preparing for his first season as the hitting coach for the Las Vegas 51s of the Pacific Coast League.
Ryan Freel is also on the all-decade team.