Originally Posted by Kc61
Tom Verducci had this post season completely pegged. Make contact, you win.
Reds - take notice. Guys who fan 200 times per year aren't getting you to the promised land, not against pitchers like Verlander.
Of course, of the teams that made the final 8, the Reds have the best OPS in the playoffs.
And during the Reds/Giants series, the Reds out hit the Giants badly and had just one more K during the whole series.
The Giants have fanned 100 time in the playoffs, the most (though they have played more games). They are not a team built on contact.
Every year the announcers decide that to win the world series you have to have the kind of team that is currently winning. Even though it's a random thing. otherwise, the criteria for winning the series wouldn't change every year.
At the end of the day to win the wrold series you need to make the playoffs and hope randomness follows you along the way.