November 3, 2010

Giants Not Most Surprising Champion

Tim Marchman, Sports Illustrated

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The baseball commentariat didn't like the San Francisco Giants' odds going into this year. Nor did it like them going into the stretch run, as they were behind the similar, but seemingly more talented, San Diego Padres in the NL West. Nor did it like them much going into the Division Series, the Championship Series or the World Series. Which surely makes the wins all the sweeter, and the triumph all the more deserved.

Just how much of a surprise is the Giants' first championship since moving to San Francisco? Putting a number on this isn't actually as hard as one might think. There are three factors that make a team a surprise, or...

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October 27, 2010
Giants' Offense Doesn't Scare Lee
John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle
The question was softball. Nothing hard-hitting. But Cliff Lee took it in another direction, almost going out of his way to avoid tipping his cap to the Giants' offense. So, Cliff, what can you say about a lineup that lacks... more ››
October 27, 2010
Lack of Egos Helped Put Teams in Series
Tim Kawakami, SJ Mercury News
It's not nearly as simple as Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez moving on, and the Giants and Texas Rangers moving into the World Series without them and despite them. For both franchises, it took time. It took some incredible... more ››
October 27, 2010
The World Series of My Dreams
200 Miles From the Citi
As you know by now (any reader of this site, follower on Facebook, or twitter follower of @200miles_citi may be tired of hearing this), back in March I picked the Texas Rangers and the San Francisco Giants as the... more ››
October 27, 2010
World Series Preview
The Baseball Notebook
The World Series starts tonight (8 ET, Fox) in San Francisco. The Notebook has spent the last two days taking both the Texas & San Francisco lineups player-by-player. For this final preview we'll look at... more ››