Just because the July 31st MLB trade deadline has passed doesn't mean more wheeling and dealing can't be done around baseball.
That means that the Giants, who have already been among the most active clubs in acquiring talent to bolster their postseason chances, still have time to further solidify their efforts to repeat as world champions in 2011.
Here is a list of the potential waiver wire pick-ups out there on the market for San Francisco ...
There was a lot of chatter, especially just before the trade deadline, about the Giants possibly making a deal with the Cincinnati Reds for catcher Ramon Hernandez.
After all, all Hernandez would have had to have done had he been traded was switch dugouts, as San Francisco was in town for a three-game set.
Hernandez may still be available on the waiver market, however, and Brian Sabean may still have his heart set on an upgrade at catcher.
One problem, according to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, is that Hernandez is only owed $1 million for the rest of this season, making it a long-shot that he'd actually clear waivers for the Giants to acquire him.
Hernandez is currently hitting .302 with 10 home runs and 27 RBI.
Coco Crisp is another player that has been rumored to be of interest to the Giants, who have been struggling to get production from the leadoff spot, as Andres Torres is really struggling in 2011.
Although it looked like Crisp might be moved before the non-waiver trade deadline, he is still in an A's uniform, and the Giants might be able to grab him yet.
What a prize this guy would be, huh?
Another star that the Giants were rumored to be interested in prior to the trade deadline, B.J. Upton has it all: power, speed, agility, you name it.
Upton is currently hitting just .224 for the Rays, but he does have 16 homers, 54 RBI, and 23 stolen bases.
Inserting Upton into the leadoff spot could be a spark for the Giants at the top of the order, setting the table for Carlos Beltran and Pablo Sandoval.
If you can't beat 'em, get them on your team.
That would be the philosophy Giants general manager Brian Sabean would be employing if he were to employ Scott Hairston through waivers.
Hairston has been a notorious Giant killer over the years.
In 98 at-bats so far in 2011, Hairston is hitting .265 with seven home runs and 21 RBI.
That stroke could certainly help the offensively-challenged Giants, and though Ramirez has been adamant about not waiving his no-trade clause so far, the chance to play for a contender late in the season might change his mind.
Ramirez is hitting .286 with 19 homers and 63 runs driven in.
It would be an understatement to say that Brian Sabean has surprised the baseball world with a radical deviation from his organizational philosophy on trading top prospects for rental help in the pennant chase.
But he's pushed all his chips to the middle of the table, and has made it clear that he and the San Francisco Giants organization are committed to a repeat championship in 2011.
Given this change in thinking, we could very well see some waiver deals this month that bring more reinforcements to San Francisco for the stretch run.