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2012 World Series: 4 Changes the Tigers, Giants Need to Make to Win It All
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Bruce Bochy has taken his Giants to the World Series. What changes can he make to take them the rest of the way?

The Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants have made it to the World Series. That makes them the two best teams in baseball pretty much by default.

So why should either of them change anything now? If what worked for them got them this far, why bother shaking things up?

One's first impulse is indeed to say that the neither the Tigers nor the Giants should change a thing. Jim Leyland got his team to the World Series with a certain formula, and Bruce Bochy got his team to the World Series with a certain formula of his own. 

But getting to the World Series and winning the World Series are two different things. The smallest changes can make a huge difference, and both the Tigers and the Giants could stand to make some small and some not-so-small changes in order to improve their chances of winning it all.

Here are four changes each team should make for the World Series.

 

Note: Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.

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