2010 to Present San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants are a very fascinating dynasty, in that they only win in even years. But you know what? That still makes them one. It’s hard to win consistently in baseball, a sport that relies quite a bit on luck. But whatever the Giants do, it works.
They are led by star catcher Buster Posey. San Francisco has done a great job surrounding him with talent. The Giants have relied quite heavily on their pitching staff to carry them to three titles since 2010. Madison Bumgarner has stood out as a huge reason for their last three wins. But he hasn’t had the huge impact that Posey has had. Outfielder Hunter Pence and shortstop Brandon Crawford are among their other contributors. San Francisco has gotten contributions from almost all over their roster. Perhaps that’s why they’ve been so hard to beat.
Manager Bruce Bochy’s influence on the team has also played a huge role. He knows precisely which buttons to push and how to handle his pitching staff. The Giants’ front office has also been very good at keeping their players at (usually) reasonable prices.
San Francisco has used primarily their farm system and trades to build an impressive roster that appears prepared to contend for another World Series title in 2016.
Honorable Mentions: University of Connecticut women’s basketball, Chicago Blackhawks