I don't remember really talking trash about them though... I always gave them props for having a great staff, but I thought the Nationals had a better staff as a whole, which at the time they did.. and you could argue they finished with a better staff. Postseason baseball is such a crapshoot.
.Giants were the better team, and the more experienced team. You are crazy if you think WAS pitching staff isn't right up there with the Giants though. You really think Stras/Gio/Zimmermann/Detwiler isn't an elite rotation? Stras will be the best pitcher in the MLB next year book it.
I've got nothing but respect for the Giants org. and I think they're the best run one in baseball from top to bottom. I stand by what I said about the Nationals having a better staff, just a less experienced staff that lost their best guy for the postseason.
I really wish the Nats/Giants could've played eachother in the NLCS. I think the Giants would have come out on top but it would have been a great series between IMO the best two teams in baseball.