Originally Posted by spwace
Get real folks! At some point somone is going to have to admit that the Giants are a far better team than any of the so called experts believed. They won the west by 8 games and beat the two teams with the most wins in baseball to get to the World Series. They have also won 2 of the last 3 World Series titles, so get used to it. There is more to come. Nope, the Tigers are a good team that was defeated by a better one.
Edit: They beat a team with the second best record and the defending champions. For some reason the Nationals were stuck in my head.
Originally Posted by Otto Pylot
....and some of those "experts" were from FOX Sports. Their obvious bias against any West Coast sports team renders them useless and laughable. The Giants this year were a much better balanced team offensively and defensively than the Tigers. The Tigers are good but they just weren't good enough.
for those of us in no. cal. the giants sweep is no surprise. the giants core is built around 5 very good starting pitchers in addition to 3-4 stud relievers. this is bascially the same group
that pitched us to our first title in 2010. the giants offense is anchored by posey and sandoval who were also around in 2010. the fill in the rest of the lineup with proven pros, not superstars, but guys
like scutaro, pagan, pence. where were the tigers 2 superstars in this series? giants got equivalent production from their plugin players without having to commit over $400 million in payroll.
giants management has a plan that involves drafting, developing and keeping their pitchers. 2 titles in 3 years says everything you need to know about how well this formula works.
heck it may be the only thing that kept them from a title last year was losing posey.
by the way, while i was more engrossed in the games than pq, it did seem that the world series broadcast was better than the ncls. didn't notice any swimming grass.