Pablo Sandoval

Tony Avelar/2014 AP file photo49ers’ guard Mike Iupati is a free agent this summer and could possible leave San Francisco despite the Niners need for offensive lineman.

Pablo Sandoval's surge presents dilemma for Giants

Now that he's started hitting again, Pablo Sandoval presents the Giants with…

Tony Avelar/2014 AP file photo49ers’ guard Mike Iupati is a free agent this summer and could possible leave San Francisco despite the Niners need for offensive lineman.
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Hitting or not, Pablo Sandoval keeps on smiling

Pablo Sandoval is the big-league equivalent of the neighborhood kid you can't…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
AP Photo/Beck DiefenbachTwo Sacramento men have reached plea deals in an assault that occurred outside AT&T Park.

Sandoval's single lifts Giants past Dodgers, 2-1

Pablo Sandoval singled in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, lifting…

AP Photo/Beck DiefenbachTwo Sacramento men have reached plea deals in an assault that occurred outside AT&T Park.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Giants should wait on giving Sandoval a long-term extension

In the Giants’ press box late last season, as Pablo Sandoval stumbled…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Sandoval, Giants don’t appear to be close on extension

Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval and his representatives turned down a contract…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.
Michael Perez/APThe Giants’ Brandon Crawford strokes a bases-loaded double in the 14th inning to snap a 5-5 tie. Crawford came around to score.

Indians win home run derby over Giants, 12-11

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Yan Gomes hit two home runs to lead the…

Matt Cain

Cain throws 3 shutout innings as Giants top Angels

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Matt Cain pitched three shutout innings in his first…

Matt Cain
Eric Risberg/2013 AP file photoGiants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is in the final year of his contract is hoping for a big season in 2014.

Slim Sandoval says he's open to extension with Giants

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is thin and happy.…

Eric Risberg/2013 AP file photoGiants third baseman Pablo Sandoval is in the final year of his contract is hoping for a big season in 2014.
carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.

Giants should try to deal Panda

With Tim Lincecum and Hunter Pence under contract, the Giants’ next conundrum…

carry edmondson/usa today sportsMichael Crabtree caught two passes for 68 yards in his season debut Sunday.
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Pablo smashes three homers as Giants rout Padres

SAN DIEGO — With two home runs already in hand, Pablo Sandoval…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Giants need to start thinking rebuild

The Giants should be preparing for the next two seasons, and the…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Brandon Belt more secure than Pablo Sandoval in long run for Giants

If you asked Giants fans which player they'd prefer to have in…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
AP Photo/Eric RisbergSan Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval hits an RBI-double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood during the fifth inning of their baseball game on Sunday

Wood pitches, hits Cubs to 2-1 victory over Giants

Travis Wood pitched a four-hitter over seven innings and had a home…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergSan Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval hits an RBI-double off Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Travis Wood during the fifth inning of their baseball game on Sunday
Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.

Giants would be best served trading Pablo Sandoval

It's time for the Giants to trade Pablo Sandoval. Let him be…

Jeff Chiu/APGiants left-hander Madison Bumgarner is a big reason the Giants have the best record in baseball.
AP Photo/Lenny IgnelziSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday

Sandoval, Bumgarner lead Giants to 4-2 win

SAN DIEGO — Pablo Sandoval hit his first home run since May…

AP Photo/Lenny IgnelziSan Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game Sunday
Matt York/APPablo Sandoval was placed on the disabled list because of a foot problem.

S.F. Giants put 3B Pablo Sandoval on DL with foot problem

The San Francisco Giants put third baseman Pablo Sandoval on the 15-day…

Matt York/APPablo Sandoval was placed on the disabled list because of a foot problem.
Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford

Gaudin staves off sickness, Diamondbacks

A stomach ache struck Chad Gaudin just before he took the mound…

Ben Margot/apSan Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford
Matt York/APSan Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval scores on a base hit by teammate Joaquin Arias during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox.

Bumgarner, Scutaro solid as Giants tie White Sox 9-9

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Madison Bumgarner is no fan of the twist, a…

Matt York/APSan Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval scores on a base hit by teammate Joaquin Arias during the third inning of a spring training baseball game against the Chicago White Sox.
Jeff Chiu/APPablo Sandoval has fans across the globe celebrating him as the first Venezuelan to win the World Series MVP award.

Venezuelans salute Sandoval as World Series MVP

Venezuelan fans are celebrating the selection of Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval as…

Jeff Chiu/APPablo Sandoval has fans across the globe celebrating him as the first Venezuelan to win the World Series MVP award.