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If the trends are to be believed even numbered years are the San Francisco Giants years to win it all. Since 2010 the Giants have won it all every other year. After a rocky start the Giants are back on top the National League West leading by 5 games after taking two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend. The Giants are doing it again this year with their typical formula of outstanding pitching (3.55 5th overall) and solid defense (.988 Fielding Percentage 3rd overall). The Giants always seem to struggle with offense and are not different this year ranking 16th of 30 teams. Yet somehow they always find a way to get the job done.  Though this year there are some serious contenders in the National League.

San Diego sports fans don’t have much to be excited about these days. When the Executive Chairman of your team comes out and calls their recent play “pathetic and embarrassing” and the team overall miserable failures and focusing his displeasure with since traded starting pitcher James Shield. Fowler doing his best Ray Kroc impression expressed the sentiment of all Padres fans. It was a breath of fresh air to hear such candor from men at the top. The Padres made the wrong kind of headlines.

The Chicago Cubs hype machine is in full effect a quarter of the way through the season. They dominate National baseball headlines carrying the hopes of a city looking to rid itself of the infamous Billy goat curse. The Cubs are getting it done this year with their solid pitching best in the majors at 2.56 led by Jake Arrieta (9-1,1.80 era). The last time the Cubs won the World Series you would have to go back to 1908 when they defeated the Detroit Tigers. Their last World Series appearance was in 1945 ironically enough against the Tigers. Though if you’re a Cubs fan don’t start RSVP’ing to the World Series quite yet.