first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — In the middle of each baseball season, most franchises confront a significant decision that shapes their short and long-term futures.The age-old dilemma looks something like this: Push in the chips and commit to contending, or fold the cards and focus on building toward a brighter future?At the season’s halfway point, the Giants hold a 35-46 record and sit behind nine teams in the race for the National League’s second wildcard spot.In other words, president of baseball …last_img