18. 2012 San Francisco Giants
The San Francisco Giants flourished in even years throughout the 2010s, and 2012 was no exception. The Giants finished atop the National League West at 94-68 and proceeded to best the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals, respectively, in the National League playoffs. Appearing in the World Series for the second time in three years, San Francisco’s pitching staff yielded a mere six runs in four uneven contests. Third baseman Pablo Sandoval provided the Giants with ample offense and won the MVP for his production at the plate.