The one thing that I will say about the Giants is that they have fooled me. I thought they were the worst team going into the playoffs in 2010 and they won the World Series and then this year I thought they were one of the worst teams and they won again. I still think they got lucky in 2010, but I was wrong about this team — they are legitimately good with a strong pitching staff and great bench. I think we can call this team a dynasty.
Pablo Sandoval, who struggled big time in the 2010 playoffs before eventually being benched, was the 2012 World Series MVP. That should be a good lesson in sample size, if a player struggles through one postseason it doesn’t mean he can’t hit in the playoffs. Just like Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder struggling in the World Series. It doesn’t mean they’re chokers it just happens occasionally.
Please share your thoughts on the 2012 World Series.