Detroit is the only city to have simultaneously held three major league championships. The Giants World Series run ended just as the Warriors NBA championship string began
The decade of the 2010s featured six championship Bay Area parades, three each for the San Francisco Giants and the Golden State Warriors. The Giants oddly won the World Series in only even-numbered years in the early decade while missing the postseason in the odd. Manager Bruce Bochy led his teams to the three titles starring Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval on offense and a pitching staff with the aces like Tim Lincecum, Madison Bumgarner, Barry Zito, and Matt Cain. As the Giants were holding their final trophy, the Warriors took off on five straight NBA Finals appearances, winning three championships for coach Steve Kerr and led by Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and Andre Iguodala, and then adding Kevin Durant. While no Bay Area team reigns as a champion, could San Francisco be the next Title Town to host multiple winners?
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The 49ers are an elite team with high postseason hopes as the NFL enters its last month. The Sharks are in the middle of the NHL pack
The San Francisco 49ers are by all measures running ahead of schedule in their rebuild under GM John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan, especially after losing franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to an ACL injury last year. The smothering Niners’ defense is at the top of the charts in most categories; Garoppolo is supported by a multiple run attack as he becomes more comfortable with his new cast of receivers. Tight end George Kittle is the league’s best. San Francisco is one of five 10-win teams and is the fourth best favorite to win the Super Bowl. The odds for a San Francisco 49ers championship are +800.
Hockey’s Bay Area franchise have been a perennial contender, making the playoffs in 19 of the last 21 seasons and losing in the Stanley Cup finals in 2015-16. Sharks’ longtime and homegrown talent like Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau, Logan Couture, and Thomas Hertl have been joined by high-powered newcomers Evander Kane and Erik Karlsson. Martin Jones has been a steady and sometimes spectacular goalie. Thirty games into the season, San Jose is currently mired in the middle of the league, tied for the last playoff spot, yet only ten points from the lead in the Western Conference. A hot streak could shoot them up the standings. The odds for a San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup are +3600.
After years at the peak, the Warriors have fallen from the precipice
Not much needs be said about the 2019-20 Warriors beyond the change in personnel from last year’s Finals contenders. Kevin Durant: injured and signed away. Klay Thompson: injured and out for the season. Steph Curry: injured and out several months. Andre Iguadola, Shawn Livingston, Demarcus Cousins: gone, gone, gone. Draymond Green: in and out with injuries. Championship odds: +25000.
Can Oakland’s teams help with the Bay Area’s Title Town Odds?
While the 49ers are serious contenders for the NFL crown, their cross-bay rivals, not so much. The Raiders spent the first half of their final season in Oakland competing for a Wild Card spot, even finding themselves only a game behind the AFC West-leading Chiefs. But John Gruden’s crew were blown out by the Jets and Chiefs back-to-back, and find themselves on the outside of the playoff hunt looking in. Josh Jacobs may still be the Rookie of the Year and leads a strong 2019 draft class, but questions are now being asked if Derek Carr will be the starting QB for next year’s Las Vegas Raiders. Odds for a Raiders Super Bowl are +25000.
Hot Stove season is barely underway, and not much is certain for the Oakland A’s, coming off back-to-back 97-win seasons and Wild Card play-in game losses. Will they be break precedent and be spenders in free agency as they prepare to prepare to build a new stadium in Oakland? Will they continue to trade away home grown talent or might they sign more long term? Who might they trade away for more prospects and future pieces? Matt Chapman, Matt Olson, Marcus Semien, Khris Davis, and Ramon Laureano are all fan favorites, but the pitching staff lacks star power. The odds for a 2020 Oakland A’s World Series are +3000.
The San Francisco Giants too are full of questions with new manager Gabe Kapler and a front office regime being led by a more-settled President of Baseball Ops Farhan Zaidi. Unlike the A’s, the Giants are laden with contracts of aging, expensive veterans whose future with the team is uncertain and younger less experienced talent, with a different brand of uncertainty. The odds for a 2020 San Francisco Giants World Series are +10000.
The Title Town Odds for a San Francisco double play two-team parlay of 49ers and Athletics are +27800. A two-way parlay of 49ers and Sharks +33200. A Sharks and A’s parlay is +114600.
The Title Town Odds for a San Francisco hat trick three-way parlay of 49ers, A’s, and Sharks is +1032200.
The Title Town Odds for a San Francisco grand slam four way-parlay of 49ers, A’s, Sharks, and Warriors is +844188200.