Well, we have reached the World Series, and of course, the match up features two wild card teams. ESPN has called this Series the worst World Series match up ever. They tried to make that argument based on the fact that this is two wild card teams. That is not really the case however. They are just upset because there is no big flashy name in this series. This is not Dodgers-Yankees or Red Sox-Phillies, this is Giants-Royals. I personally think this is a refreshing world series for a change. For those of you who are sick and tired of the same old line of New York, Chicago, Boston, Miami, Los Angeles, etc., this series is for you. Personally, I believe this series has a chance to be one of the best ever.
The pitching in this series is going to be absolutely phenomenal. Both of these teams have ridiculous bullpens and strong rotations. One of the keys to winning this World Series will be whoever figures out how to get some offense on the other team’s bullpen. Te key for the Royals bullpen will be to get four leads to Matt Holland. If they can do that, the Royals win this series, and I expect if the Royals can just get four leads to their bullpen, they will have an easy time.
For the Giants, they will need Madison Bumgarner to continue pitching how he has been pitching. One of the keys for the Giants in this series will be if Bumgarner can win two games. If he can, they have a great shot to win this series. If not, their chances of winning this series decrease dramatically. Overall this will be a closely contested series. Final verdict: Royals in 7 in a very low-scoring series.