Originally Posted by Santo Alcala
That's basically true, but there IS a reason why these guys are put on waivers. They don't have to be. Atlanta is concerned about Jones getting his 10/5 rights and becoming, basically, untradable. I believe that is going to happen some time this month. I've heard Boston wants to deal for Jones, then move him to Houston for Roy Oswalt... or, something like that. Something could happen with him if the right team claimed him.
George and Chris were talking about this during the game. I believe they said the date Jones becomes 10/5 eligible is August 15 or 18?
They also said the Braves weren't looking to move him, but an unidentified team is interested and Atlanta is talking to them.
And if all this is true, which I have no reason to believe it isn't with the discussion that took place during the game, what a shame that the Braves would cheat him out of his 10/5 rights just days before he becomes eligible.