World Series Preview: Detroit-San Francisco

The higher-ups at Fox Sports are probably weeping, with the prospect of the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers matching up. The TV ratings won’t be huge, but the baseball promises to be good. These are two evenly matched teams, and TheSportsNotebook will break down each team by their ability to put runners on base, hit for power, get starting pitching and close games out in relief. We’ll also look at the 2012 World Series in a little historical context, along with seeing how the smart money in Las Vegas sees things.