The Giants are close to obtaining Carlos Beltran from the Mets according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.
Minor details remain to be worked out. No set word yet on who the Mets will get in return.
You knew something was up with Bruce Bochy hit Beltran second in the NL lineup at the All-Star Game. Beltran has a 24-hour window to approve a trade, so another (the Phillies) could try and sneak in.
Now that Beltran and Colby Rasmus have been traded (or soon will be), look for lesser outfielders to get snapped up quickly. If the Red Sox are going to make a move for one of them, it could be soon.