Eric Young of the San Francisco Business Times points out that only one of ESPN's "experts" correctly predicted that the Giants would make it to the World Series, and that none of them said the Rangers would make it. Most of them picked the Phillies or Yankees to win the World Series.
Young concluded that ESPN's experts don't know much more than the average fan, and baseball is notoriously hard to predict. Young should know. He wrote this column on Oct. 27 and predicted the Giants would need seven games to win the championship. Oh well.