...beyond nibbles from Jones himself, that is, as we enter the post-trade-deadline waiver period (insider only, no link):
Andruw Jones, CF, Los Angeles Dodgers: I'm guessing both he and Juan Pierre will sail through waivers without anyone thinking about putting in a claim, as both are expensive and having horrible years. After they clear, Jones should be the player easier to trade; he has just one year left on his deal (as opposed to three for Pierre) and less money for the Dodgers to have to offer to remove him from their roster. I've also speculated that the Dodgers might outright Jones off their 40-man roster and assign him to Triple-A Las Vegas. It won't clear them of the financial responsibility, but it would free up the wasted spot on the 25-man roster. Jones has looked slow, tired and out of shape all season, but if the Dodgers eat more than half his salary, they might find a team willing to buy low and see whether he will put up a better contract year in 2009 than he did in '07.
"Free up a wasted spot"? What is Mark Sweeney, if not a wasted lineup spot?
Come on, Giants! Take a chance and win some crap!