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Newly minted champion Giants face decision on keeping Pablo Sandoval
Newly minted champion Giants face decision on keeping Pablo Sandoval

With the World Series championship in hand, the most pressing question for the San Francisco Giants is whether to bring back their cleanup batter, third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Sandoval, 28, becomes a free agent Thursday; the Giants say they want to retain him. He hit .429 in the World Series and looked surprisingly agile — at times spectacular — on defense. "Great players have a way of rising to the occasion," Giants Manager Bruce Bochy said. "He did that. You could see a difference in Pablo once the postseason started. His focus, his third-base play was as good as I've seen from any third baseman." Bochy said he hoped the Giants would be able to...

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