"I know Philadelphia got Cliff Lee and all those other top pitchers over there," he said this week from Atlanta. "But hey, those kids did a heck of a job last year for San Francisco. I think they're going to have a good account of themselves." As for the American League, Aaron thinks the additions of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford give Boston a chance to set up the first Red Sox-Giants World Series since 1912. [...]â†µ
"Baseball has a way of evening out," he said. "Last year it was a pitchers' year. I think this year it's going to be a hitters' year - at least I hope so."â†µ
The Giants defeated the Texas Rangers in last year's World Series, in five games. Baseball has not had back-to-back champions since the New York Yankees won three straight, from 1998-2000. The Red Sox won both the 2004 and 2007 World Series.