The San Francisco Giants were the unlikely winners of the 2010 World Series. However, anyone who watched the team throughout the season knew that it wasn't just a stroke of good luck.
The Giants play small ball. They are getting off to a hot start in 2011. They have 13 wins at home, and 11 of them were one-run games and seven have been walk-off victories.
Many doubt that the team that was unlikely to win the World Series in the first place has any chance of repeating the feat. Critics highlight the Giants' poor offense.
They may not have the solidity of teams like the Philadelphia Phillies. However, even besides the outstanding pitching that they do have, the Giants have some tools that other teams don’t. Their numbers might not jump off the paper, but these guys always seem to come through when they need it most.
They are the reasons that the Giants were able to win the World Series in 2010, and they are giving the team a shot to do it all over again.