It took until the last day of the season, but the Giants won the NL West. Their reward? A first round match-up against the Atlanta Braves.
The Braves will have a massive emotional investment in the postseason with Bobby Cox retiring at the year's end, and it gets no easier if they win. With a dynamic Reds offense and an uber-talented Phillies team waiting next round, a World Series victory seems a distant hope.
But this San Francisco team is special. Their combination of pitching and defense make them a dangerous threat. Can the Giants win it all? Read on for 10 reasons they will be holding the trophy come November.