San Francisco Giants: 3 Reasons They Can Be Better Than 2010 World Series Champs

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San Francisco Giants: 3 Reasons They Can Be Better Than 2010 World Series Champs
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You may have heard about that 2010 World Series Giants team by now.

They won 92 games to win the National League West, then went on to win the World Series for the first time since the franchise headed west in 1958.

There was that guy with the beard, another guy with long hair, a first baseman that wore a rally thong, his old college teammate—Pat the Bat and Cody "Babe Ruth/Mr. October" Ross.

The 2012 team may not be quite as entertaining, though the guy that used to wear the thong has made a new friend with some strong glutes and outstanding hair. However, this year's team has a chance top the 2012 team in a few ways.

If the Giants go 10-6 the rest of the way, they will top the 92 games won by the 2010 team. Despite the fact that AT&T Park has been tougher on offense this season than it was two years ago, this year's team is on pace to score about 15 more runs.

Finally, if the Giants win the World Series again this season, their path to the title may be more difficult given how good the Washington Nationals, Cincinnati Reds and AL favorite Texas Rangers are this season.

The 2010 Philadelphia Phillies were very good, but they were also an aging team by that point, whereas the Nationals and Reds have youthful exuberance on their side. The Atlanta Braves were also very good in 2010, but by the time the playoffs rolled around, they were a banged-up team playing without Chipper Jones and Martin Prado.

That's not to take anything away from the 2010 team. However, if this year's squad can bring a second world championship to San Francisco, there's a reasonable argument that the 2012 Giants will be the better team.

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