Hello and welcome to my World Series Analysis article here at TVGrapevine. After the extra long MLB Season came to completion we cut down from 30 to 10 teams with the goal to get by 2 in a few weeks time. Little did we know that at the end of the process two of the wild card teams would be knocking off all of the big dogs and meeting with each other at the end of the season in the Fall Classic.
The Kansas City Royals are this years Diaper Dandy. At the beginning of the season with the acquisition of P James Shields were believed to be better. The Royals were battling with the Detroit Tigers from game 1 of 162 for the AL Central Title and fell short of the crown placing them as the host team in the AL Wildcard with a record of (89-73). The Royals have accomplished the rarest of feats being able to win every playoff game they have played so far. They came back to take down Oakland in the wild card playoff game and swept the Angels in 3 and the Orioles in 4. The momentum and the story is definitely with the Royals except for the fact that the experience in high pressure situations is with the opponent.
Royals World Series Roster-- Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon, Billy Butler, Brandon Finnegan, Christian Colon, Danny Duffy, Eric Hosmer, Erik Kratz, Greg Holland, James Shields, Jarrod Dyson, Jason Frasor, Jason Vargas, Jeremy Guthrie, Josh Willingham, Kelvin Herrera, Lorenzo Cain, Luke Hochevar, Mike Moustakas, Norichika Aoki, Omar Infante, Salvador Perez, Terrance Gore,Tim Collins, Wade Davis, Yordano Ventura,
The Royals opponent has also dealt with their own struggles recently but they come up in the odd numbered years. The Giants have represented the national league in the World Series in 2010 and 2012 and busted in 2011 and 2013. As this year is 2014 it is time for the Giants to succeed again and that is exactly what has occurred for them. Madison Bumgarner is coming on to be the crucial player carrying to Giants into each round of the series. He was dominant in the wildcard game against my home team the Pittsburgh Pirates along with being crucial in the Victories against the Nationals and Cardinals. Buster Posey Pablo Sandoval and the rest of the Giants have been here before where the Royals have not, will this be the reason the result will be the way it is?
Giants World Series Roster-- Madison Bumgarner, Jake Peavy, Tim Hudson, Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum, Yusmeiro Petit, Hunter Strickland, Sergio Romo, Javier Lopez, Jean Machi, Jeremy Affeldt, Santiago Casilla,Buster Posey, Andrew Susac, Brandon Belt,Joe Panik, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Crawford, Joquian Arias, Matt Duffy, Travis Ishikawa, Michael Morse, Gregor Blanco, Hunter Pence, Juan Perez
My Prediction for the Series is that the Giants will win in 6 games and Madison Bumgarner will take home the series MVP after winning 2 of the games holding the Royals to a total of 2 runs in those games. Thank you to the readers for reading and be sure to follow me on twitter @Timwestine75 for more updates as the series goes along and also my NFL articles each week. Thanks again.