My Prediction for the 2012 World Series

With last night’s win over the Cardinals, it’s official: The San Francisco Giants will be taking on the Detroit Tigers in the 2012 World Series; which begins Wednesday in San Francisco.

Now that the matchup is set, I wanted to take the time type up a blog post with my prediction of who I think will win the World Series. Though I’m normally way off when making predictions–I had the Rangers and Angels making the World Series in my March predictions–I feel fairly confident this particular time. (After all, I have a 50 percent chance of getting it right.)

With that said, this is how I feel it’s going to play out:

Game 1- Tigers
Game 2- Giants
Game 3- Giants
Game 4- Tigers
Game 5- Tigers
Game 6- Giants
Game 7- Giants

That’s right. Not only do I have the World Series going seven games, but I strongly feel the Giants are going to pull it out–both of which many people disagree with. A lot of people seem to think the Tigers are going to mow down the Giants with little effort whatsoever, and while that’s not out of the question, I just don’t see it happening.

First of all, the Tigers are going into the World Series on five days rest, while the Giants merely have today. While logic would tell you that rest is a good thing, in the case of post season baseball, I see it as working just the opposite. The Giants have momentum that the Tigers don’t, and while the Tigers seem to be the favorite to win the World Series I think they’re going to surprise a lot of people; and not in a good way.

One of the main reasons I think people feel the Tigers are going to be SO dominant against the Giants is because of the way they clobbered the Yankees in the ALCS. Something you have to keep in mind is that the Yankees weren’t themselves during the series. Lets face it: They sucked. That’s about as straight forward as I can put it. The only reason the Tigers were so impressive is because the Yankees played horribly. While I’m not trying to take anything away from the Tigers, I just want to get the point across that had the Yankees of played like THE Yankees, things wouldn’t have gone the way they did; in terms of a sweep.

Now, something the Tigers have that the Giants don’t is Justin Verlander. Every time he’s on the mound, you have to like the Tigers chances of pulling out a victory. But while they have one of the best pitchers in baseball–along with the Triple Crown winner, in Miguel Cabrera–in the end, I don’t think they’ll be able to hold off the surging Giants. The Giants have too much going for them.

In the end, no matter who you have winning the World Series, as a baseball fan, you have to be excited about the upcoming week of Major League Baseball. Anytime you have a couple of teams as good as these going head-to-head in a pressure filled Fall Classic situation, you’re sure to have some incredible games.

So that’s who I have winning the World Series. Who’s your pick?

Leave a comment below with who you have winning, and in how many games.

8 Comments

I think this shows your overall lack or perspective of the Detroit Tigers. Every pundit who doesn’t spend enough time watching Detroit assumes the Tiger’s rotation begins and ends with Verlander, and that is just not the case. For several stretches during the regular season this year and including the postseason last year, Verlander was out-pitched by either Scherzer or Fister.

While I don’t think this necessarily means they’re going to win the World Series, I think you’re doing a great disservice to you and your blog assuming all of their success can be accounted by the poor play of the Yankees.

We shall see.

BRMAPES-
Haha, I guess so.
GIRAFFE-
Your comment literally made me laugh out loud.
First of all, I spend PLENTY of time keeping up with the Tigers, as well as every other team in MLB. In doing so, I’m fully aware that Verlander isn’t the only good pitcher on the team. Fister and Scherzer can certainly hold their own, but you can’t tell me that Verlander isn’t the most consistent pitcher on the Tigers. Which is the point I was trying to make.
Furthermore, as far as the Yankees go, I’m not saying ALL of the Tigers’ success was due to the poor play of the Yankees. I’m just saying that they aren’t going to sweep the Giants like some people seem to think.
ROSE-
Yep.

I don’t know about the Giants winning game 2 on paper. Obviously baseball is unpredictable and any team can win any game, but I’m not sure their rally cry is “In Bumgardner we trust”.
-Mateo
http://mateofischer.mlblogs.com

Haha, yeah. We’ll have to wait and see.

Yet it only took four games to cage the kittens.

Too many people weren’t noticing that Pablo Sandoval was finally showing signs of being fully recovered from his wrist surgery in the NLCS. They also chose to forget that he’d seen Verlander before, and hit a colossal triple off him in the ASG–when he was hurting, still. So let’s see the stats line for Panda vs. Verlander:

3-3, a triple, 2 HR, 7 RBIs.

Heck, even Barry Zito was able to hit off him. What’s wrong with the AL that they can’t hit him but Zito can?

Verlander, schmerlander.

Furthermore, EVERYONE underestimated the Giants’ pitching.

Yes, indeed, in Bumgarner we trust. With just a slight tweak to his mechanics, He was nails–like he usually was.

Fun fact: Barry Zito had more RBIs than fat-a$$ Prince Fielder.

Not exactly sure where you were going with all of that; but okay. Thanks for commenting.

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