June 13,2014 : MLB Odds: First in the Majors, Giants Eye Third Title in Five Years
The San Francisco Giants are the hottest team in baseball, which is fitting since a recent trend suggests that they’re due for another championship. After winning the World Series in both 2010 and 2012, the Giants are 6/1 to win the 2014 World Series.
There’s just something about those even numbers. This weekend the Giants will look to pad their NL West lead against a Colorado Rockies team that has come back down to Earth since starting the season on a roll.
We can credit San Francisco’s well-rounded offensive brigade with the impressive resurgence. In addition to club stars like Hunter Pence, Pablo Sandoval and Buster Posey playing at the elite level that fans expect of them, the Giants have also benefited from spectacular performances from Angel Pagan (batting .313 with 11 stolen bases) and Michael Morse (13 home runs, 42 RBIs).
Even if the Giants don’t win the World Series outright, they still have 13/4 MLB odds of winning the National League, something that their established rotation can certainly manage. While Tim Lincecum and Matt Cain aren’t quite the hurlers they used to be during San Francisco’s previous title runs, Madison Bumgarner’s continued development and the acquisition of Tim Hudson have made this team a threat game in and game out. Think you know what’s in store for the Bay Area?
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