November 3, 2010

Giants Not Most Surprising Champion

Tim Marchman, Sports Illustrated

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The baseball commentariat didn't like the San Francisco Giants' odds going into this year. Nor did it like them going into the stretch run, as they were behind the similar, but seemingly more talented, San Diego Padres in the NL West. Nor did it like them much going into the Division Series, the Championship Series or the World Series. Which surely makes the wins all the sweeter, and the triumph all the more deserved.

Just how much of a surprise is the Giants' first championship since moving to San Francisco? Putting a number on this isn't actually as hard as one might think. There are three factors that make a team a surprise, or...

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