World Series: Who has the edge?
Paul Hollingsworth and Steve Phillips discusses which team has the advantage on the mound, the potential of the Giants to be a dynasty, the Royals' deep baseball history and more.
World Series: How they got here
ESPN’s Tim Kirkjian looks at the paths that both the Giants and Royals took to get to the World Series, the trends we've come to expect and the theories that have been thrown out the window.
Royals add Nix, take Colon off World Series roster
The Kansas City Royals made one change to their 25-man roster for the World Series against the San Francisco Giants. In the infield, Jayson Nix is in and Christian Colon is out. Colon has one RBI and a run scored in two playoff games, while Nix made one plate appearance in the wild-card playoff win over Oakland.
Sport Science: What gives Royals home field advantage
SportScience examines why Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is bad news for batters and tougher to field for those unaccustomed to how the park plays.
Phillies, Williams agree on one-year, $2.5 million deal
The Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to terms with right-handed pitcher Jerome Williams on a one-year, $2.5 million contract, the team announced Tuesday. Williams was 4-2 with a 2.83 earned run average in nine starts for the Phillies after being claimed off waivers from Texas on Aug. 10.
Ferguson: Having top payroll no guarantee of World Series success
Going back to 1998 - a stretch of 16 World Series - the team with the highest payroll in baseball has won the Fall Classic only three times. No surprise that it would be the Yankees in all three years, 1999, 2000 and 2009. As Scott Ferguson of TSN Radio 1050 explains, the Giants (7th) and Royals (19th) will be continuing that trend in this year's championship series as well.
Leiper: Royals and Giants do everything right
Tim Leiper talks about the long layoff for the Royals and Giants, if he foresaw the Royals success and Giants Skip Bruce Bochy.
World Series: Royals relying on homegrown talent
Steve Phillips and Paul Hollingsworth take a look at how the Royals' management built a winner, discuss their dominant bullpen, and weigh in on their passionate fan base ahead of Game 1 of the World Series.
World Series keys to victory
With the Fall Classic set to start on Tuesday, ESPN's Eduardo Perez breaks down the keys to victory for the Royals and Giants in the World Series.
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Hubub: Who will win the World Series?
One team isn't a stranger to the World Series and will look to win their third championship in five years while the other has shocked the baseball world by posting a perfect record in the postseason. Giants and Royals. Who will win the World Series?