Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The more things stay the same, the more they change

Comparing Giants' starting lineups, Game 1, 2010 World Series v. 2012 World Series:

CF - Andres Torres/Angel Pagan
2B - Freddy Sanchez/Marco Scutaro
C -   Buster Posey
RF - Pat Burrell/Hunter Pence
LF - Cody Ross/Gregor Blanco
1B - Aubrey Huff/Brandon Belt
3B - Juan Uribe/Pablo Sandoval
SS - Edgar Renteria/Brandon Crawford
P - Tim Lincecum/Barry Zito

Brian Sabean takes heat for being the anti-Sabermetrics GM (deservedly so, in many cases), but you have to give credit where credit is due, and getting entirely different teams (in fairness, the pitching has remained remarkably consistent, and you know what they say about good pitching and good hitting) to the World Series just two years after winning it all is impressive.

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