As the 2014 season begins to wind down, the San Francisco Giants are battling for a playoff berth. 

In the NL West, the Giants currently trail the Los Angeles Dodgers by 3.5 games but only two in the all-important loss column.

The Giants are also in the hunt for a wild-card spot, along with St. Louis, Atlanta and Pittsburgh

The stretch run will give the Giants management a good opportunity to see their players competing under the utmost pressure of a pennant race. How some of them perform will go a long way toward determining if they will be in orange and black for 2015.

Let’s take a look at several players whose future with the Giants is in question. For the sake of argument, let’s assume that each of these players wants to return.

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