Giants win! But MLB? Not so much

San Francisco's impressive World Series run doesn't mask baseball's problems

Originally Published: November 6, 2012
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

Even as the transaction wire snakes its way through Election Day and Thanksgiving, the winter meetings and Christmas, and as the trees go bare and the ticker tape turns to litter, 2012 will always belong to the San Francisco Giants -- the same underestimated Giants who two years ago claimed the throne and shed both their tears and their not-good-enough-to-be-great identity by winning the World Series for the first time in the city's history.

While the world was talking this spring, summer ...

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