Wow, only the A's of the Bash Brothers Era get mentioned as a "Steroid Row" team? Lots of the above mentioned teams had multiple PED users on them...
Anyway, many "experts" pick the 1939 Yankees as that franchises best overall team. Managed by Hall of Fame MGR Joe McCarthy, they were 106-45 (967 runs scored, allowed only 556 for a +412 run differential!!!), and their Pythagorean W-L is even better at 111-40.
The '39 squad featured this set of starters:
C- Bill Dickey .302/.403/.513, 98 R, 24 HR, 105 RBI, 133 OPS+ (All Star, MVP-6, Hall of Fame)
1B- Babe Dahlgren .235/.312/.377, 15 HR, 89 RBI
2B- Joe Gordon .284/.370/.506, 92 R, 28 HR, 111 RBI, 123 OPS+ (All Star, MVP-9, Hall of Fame)
SS- Frankie Crosetti .233/.315/.332, 109 R, 10 HR, 56 RBI (All Star, led AL in PA, AB, and HBP)
3B- Red Rolfe .329/.404/.495, 139 R, 213 H, 46 2B, 10 3B, 14 HR, 80 RBI, 130 OPS+ (All Star, MVP-27)
LF- Charlie Keller .334/.447/.500, 87 R, 11 HR, 83 RBI, 143 OPS+ (MVP-22)
CF- Joe DiMaggio .381/.448/.671, 108 R, 30 HR, 126 RBI, 184 OPS+, (All Star, MVP, Hall of Fame)
RF- George Selkirk .306/.452/.517, 103 R, 23 HR, 101 RBI, 148 OPS+, (All Star)
Every starter on this team had double digits in HR, and that may very well be the first time that was accomplished in history. DiMaggio won the batting title and MVP, Red Rolfe had a career year, Dickey was in his prime, and the #4 OFer, Tommy Henrich added a fine season and 9 HRs too! Of course, with Lou Gehrig forced to retire and no guy named Babe Ruth (sorry Babe Dahlgren, you may have the name of one and position of the other, but just couldn't cut it), the '39 team seems to get forgotten by many casual fans. Not the flashy big boppers of Ruth/Gehrig or Mantle/Maris, but a MUCH better overall team!
"It ain't braggin' if you can do it!" Dizzy Dean