San Francisco Giants Will Win The 2014 World Series: I’ll Bet On It


The Fall Classic starts Tuesday in Kansas City as the Wild-Card World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants takes center stage in the baseball world. And with so many former Mariners between the two clubs, you’d better believe we’re gonna be keeping an eye on it.

But more-so than that, our very own Matt Seto is a self-proclaimed Royals fan (as well as Mariners, don’t worry). I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a Giants fan (I hated them when I was younger) but I do live in Salem, Oregon. And we are the home of the Class-A (Short Season) Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, a San Francisco Giants affiliate.

Buster Posey, Ryan Vogelsong, Pablo Sandoval, Tim Lincecum, Travis Ishikawa, Joe Panik, Brandon Crawford and Sergio Romo are among the Giants that spent time in Salem-Keizer on their way to The Show.

That’s me! With the 2012 World Series trophy. Credit: Amy Hughes

In fact, of those players I listed, only Ishikawa, Sandoval and Panik were not apart of an impressive run by the Volcanoes where for four consecutive seasons (2006-2009) they were never out of first place, not for a single day.

The Giants organization is breeding success from the first level of the minors and expecting it at the Major League level as well.

The Giants won the World Series in 2010 and 2012, so with it being another even year in this decade, they of course are going to win it again.

I thought it would be fun to place a friendly wager with Matt over the outcome of the series. I – of course – will take the Giants with Matt taking the Royals.

The loser, has to purchase a brand new hat of the winning team and take a picture of them wearing it. They then must make it their profile picture on Facebook for a week. They must also tweet it out to their followers with the hashtags: #WorldSeriesWinner #NewFan

I’m 1-for-1 in wagers this year, as I playfully told the guys here early in the season that if the Mariners made the playoffs, I would shave my head. I hate that I won that bet. In fact, I was sitting in King’s Court on that final Sunday, with the season on the line, ready to head to Great Clips right after and shave it all off in celebration of the unthinkable.

Needless to say, I don’t expect to lose this bet, nor will I even make the same one – joking or not – about the Mariners in 2015.