Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Reluctantly, We Say Giants Over Royals In 7

Honestly, we really want the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series. If the Giants win, it will be three rings in five years—overshadowing the Red Sox achievement of three in ten years. But, if we look at the series with our heads and not our hearts, we have to conclude that San Francisco will prevail in seven games. There are many reasons for this: the vast experience advantage of the Giants; the incredible hot-streak of Madison Bumgarner; the 'clutchness' of players like Buster Posey, Hunter Pence and (perhaps future Carmine-Hoser) Pablo Sandoval. All of this will outweigh the Royals' karma, defense and bullpen—barely. In the grand tradition of non-entities getting World Series MVPs (with some obvious exceptions—like 2013), we pick Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. He will augment his manifold defensive skills with an offensive explosion.