Bonus notes and thoughts from our MLB on FOX broadcast of the Braves-Giatns game on Saturday ...
So, how will the San Francisco Giants counter the Los Angeles Dodgers' blockbuster?
You're kidding, right?
Actually, the Giants badly want to add a left fielder to replace the suspended Melky Cabrera. But they're "getting nowhere fast" in that search, according to a major-league source with knowledge of the team's discussions.
The Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, both of whom trail San Francisco in the standings, are in position to block any affordable hitter the Giants might want on waivers.
Generally speaking, only high-priced players clear waivers -- assuming the money-mad Dodgers aren't blocking them, too, just because they can. Problem is, the Cubs' Alfonso Soriano has indicated that he wouldn't waive his no-trade rights to play in San Francisco. And players such as the Los Angeles Angels' Vernon Wells and Kansas City Royals' Jeff Francoeur aren't necessarily the answer.