Ladies and gentlemen, I have realized something: there’s no need to guess who will win the 2014 World Series. I already know which team will win it all. No it’s not the Blue Jays, Yankees, Tigers, or even the A’s; although this team is in the Bay area. Yes, that’s right, the 2014 World Series Champions will be the San Francisco Giants (or at least they should be).
Now I know what you’re thinking: this is a very unique pick to make. I mean, it is before the All-Star game and trade deadlines, and there is a lot of baseball left to be played. However, recent history dictates that the Giants should be the front-runners for the championship. Before you decide to exit this article and claim that I am a nut job, let me explain my reasoning behind this bold claim. Let’s look at the history, shall we?
In 2010 the Giants won the World Series against the Texas Rangers that year four games to one. It was their first championship since 1954, breaking a long drought in the San Fran. Then in 2011 the Giants went from the best to a team that would have an 86-76 record, finish eight games back of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and would not make the playoffs that year. In 2012, the Giants would rebound that season with a 94-68 record, good enough for first place, and they would sweep the Detroit Tigers to win the World Series again. Two championships in three years is an amazing feat, but the 2013 season would be a disaster for San Francisco. The Giants would finish the season with a 76-86 record, good for fourth in the NL West division, 16 games behind the LA Dodgers.
So that’s win it all in 2010, miss the playoffs in 2011; win it all again in 2012 and then in 2013 miss the playoffs. I hope everyone sees where I am going with this, it is 2014 right now, and if history repeats itself, then the Giants are set to win it all in 2014.
The Giants, as of Wednesday, are 43-29. Although they have struggled lately, going 2-8 in the last ten games, they are still leading the division by 4.5 games. San Francisco is still in a good spot and hopefully they can get out of this slump and keep the winning up. The Giants still hold key players that helped them win in 2010 and in 2012. Players like Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval, Hunter Pence, Matt Cain, Sergio Romo, Madison Bumgarner and Tim Lincecum. This core has been shaky at times, but have all played key roles in helping their team winning one, or both of the two recent World Series championships.
The Giants have made additions to the roster this year, like Michael Morse and Tim Hudson. They also expect to get Marco Scutaro later this season from the DL and could make a real deep run in August and September to make it to the fall classic to once again battle for the World Series.
The Giants have everything they need to win another championship They have a core of talent players who have won before, and a coach who has been allowed to coach his team and has gotten results because of this. Add in a few moves around the trade deadline and this team can be a real threat. What history has shown us already is that the Giants can do this and if the Giants have managed to learn anything from last season, I wont be surprised to see the San Francisco Giants as the 2014 World Series Champions.
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