Well, this will send a pitter-patter into the hearts of numerous posters there: Alfonso Soriano has been placed on waivers: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5876600
There are 10 teams with worse records, now that they have had their mini win streak, so probably someone (Atlanta?) might put in a waiver claim ahead of us. But who else?
Florida won't. Cubs probably won't, they need to save money to get starting pitching next off-season with Prior and Woods' injuries. Pittsburgh definitely won't, and the same for KC and Tampa Bay. Baltimore probably wouldn't either. Cleveland might, since they hope to do something next season and need both 2B and OF, but probably won't. Seattle won't either, they've spent too much already and probably needs to figure out how to get OUT of their contracts.
That leaves Atlanta, who is amazingly even further out than we are, a half game back, and they can forget about the East and they have to leapfrog 8 teams to win the Wild Card. So probably not but they might be looking ahead to next year.