To your second remark, sports 100% depends on getting hot at the right time. If you can’t bring it when it really counts, who cares how much talent you have? It’s idiotic to say “basically gotten hot at the right time”, THAT’S WHAT WINNING A TITLE IS ALL ABOUT.
Just noticed I missed responding to this.
It’s not idiotic you just don’t understand what I’m saying. I know getting hot is important but what I’m saying is almost all the teams that get hot around this time of year are the ones loaded with talent and have stacked lineups. That’s one of the reasons I picked the Rangers over the Giants. The Rockies got hot at the right time and they ended up losing it in 2007.
Look at the last 3 World Series winners:
2007 Red Sox
They all have stacked hitting lineups, while the Giants didn’t finish in the top 15 in almost every hitting stat. I think the only exception I saw was their slugging % which they were 13th.
The 3 teams you mentioned have better hitters than the Giants. But all three of those teams have extreme hitter friendly ball parks and teams built for success in their particular stadium. Swisher doesnt hit 30 homers in 75% of the stadiums in MLB.
The giants have a team built to succeed in their stadium. No need for a lefty bopper when the power alley is 400+
In a small park its better to have an explosive offense that relies on the 3 run homer and adequate pitching. In a big ballpark its better to have dominant pitching to negate the other teams chance for a 3 run homer and force them to string togeth hits. Which Texas certainly hasnt done.
I said that there was a chance texas would be held to less than 10 runs for the series. THey got a few junk runs in game 1 that destroyed any chance of that but theres no reason to beleive that they will hit for enough power in San Fran.
I see texas winning 2 games in arlington. [/quote]
Agreed, but they still were able to take 2 of 3 in Philadelphia, a hitters ball park. It doesn’t seem to matter.
I can tell youve never played baseball before. What does 3 games in philly have to do with the Texas rangers? [/quote]
I’m referring to the fact that Giants are succeeding in parks they’re technically not “built” to win in. It may not make a difference if the Rangers are playing at home because the Giants are so hot.
Hot and cold really is nonsense. A team is as hot as the the opposing pitcher is good. Cliff Lee had no idea where his cutter was going. That’s why the Giants hit him hard. The guy thrives with his surgical precision. WHen its not there hes not a phenom. [/quote]
We also saw this coming; Lee throws a TON of first-pitch strikes, which makes him especially effective against very “patient” teams like the pinstripes. The Giants hitters came out and said before the series that they planned on choosing pitches and swinging earlier in counts before they got behind. They did that. It worked. [/quote]
The Giants are Hackers. Have been all season.