It is not the World Series that most predicted, or the FOX network (and probably MLB) wanted, but a Texas Rangers vs. San Francisco Giants World Series has a lot of great storylines.
One is the fact that both teams would be looking for their first World Series title in their current city.
The Rangers have never been to the World Series before and neither has their predecessor, the second Washington Senators franchise.
The Giants do have five World Series titles, but they were all won when the franchise played in New York. They have lost the three prior World Series in San Francisco during the 2002, 1989 and 1962 seasons.
Also, the best trade of the year was between the two teams, with Bengie Molina going to Texas for two nobodies. This trade allowed the Giants to bring up Buster Posey for good.
This World Series is kind of a remake of the 1982 Series between the Milwaukee Brewers and the St. Louis Cardinals. A tremendous lineup of Harvey's Wallbangers with good pitching versus a weaker lineup but with a better overall pitching staff featuring a stud closer at the back end.
Can the Giants muster enough offense to beat the Rangers?
Most people do not believe so, but then again, most did not believe they could score against the Philadelphia Phillies' Big Three either.
However the Rangers are just too deep. They have a better lineup and Cliff Lee.
Another interesting storyline for this series will be whomever the MVP is from a laundry list of potential breakout performers. Let's take a look at the top 10 most likely MVPs: