The Kansas City Royals are one of MLB’s thriftiest teams, while the San Francisco Giants are one of its highest-spending teams.
The Royals were back to their old selves against the Giants in Game Two. The World Series heads to San Francisco this weekend.
The San Francisco Giants won the first game of the 2010 and 2012 World Series, which put them on the championship path both times.
The Giants and Royals got to the World Series by playing better baseball than better teams. Which team will emerge as champion?
The San Francisco Giants could win a third World Series in five seasons by beating the Kansas City Royals. But it won’t make them a dynasty.
The Kansas City Royals traded for starting pitcher James Shields before the 2013 season, giving up top hitting prospect Wil Myers.
The World Series between the Royals and Giants will feature two teams that didn’t even win 90 games during the regular season.
The Giants beat the Cardinals to make the World Series. But baseball fans outside of San Francisco will be rooting for the Royals.
The Royals reach their first World Series since 1985 with 8 straight American League playoff wins, beating the Athletics, Angels and Orioles.
In the NLCS, the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals are evenly matched. Baseball fans should hang on and enjoy the ride.