Congrats to the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants

The San Francisco Giants finished off their sweep of the Detroit Tigers Sunday night to win the 2012 World Series, their second in three years.

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.

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5 Responses to Congrats to the 2012 World Champion San Francisco Giants

  1. Gonzalo Hiram says:

    For chokers there is Swisher

  2. Gonzalo Hiram says:

    "I couldn't be more proud," Bob Quinn, former general manager of the Giants, Yankees and Reds, told USA TODAY Sports from his home in Scottsdale, Ariz. "Just look at that Yankee influence."

    Giants GM Brian Sabean, the former Yankees' scouting director, was Quinn's first hire. Dick Tidrow, vice president of player personnel, was a former scout and pitcher for the Yankees. Dave Righetti, the pitching coach, is a former Yankees star. Hitting coaches Hensley Muelens and Joe Lefebvre and first-base coach Roberto Kelly are former Yankees. So is advance scout Steve Balboni.

    "If you pin Brian down," Quinn says, "he'll tell you the Yankee way ain't all that bad. Brian is old school. That's the way we did things in New York. He's taking the same motto we used in New York. SDSD. Scout, draft, sign and develop."

    It might have been the New York dictum, but the Giants have perfected it. The Giants' legacy will be forever remembered, with a flair of New York style.

  3. Russ says:

    A Dynasty ??? You ARE joking , right ??

    • A team that has won 2 World Series in 3 years built around a solid young pitching staff and Buster Posey. If that doesn't qualify as a dynasty then I don't know what does.

  4. Matt_DC says:

    I usually root for the A.L. but found myself pulling for San Fran. A likeable group of guys that played for each other. Even Lincecum, after a horrible season, did what he was asked and then some. Watching journeymen like Vogelsong perform on that stage made them hard to root against. I still wanted it to go seven. Hey, it's more fun that way.

    Bochy is arguably the best manager in baseball right now – winning two with SF and also having taken that '98 Padres team into that Yankees buzz-saw. He is so calm and just seems to push the right buttons.