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What MLB trade can make big difference?

Beltran to Giants Dan Connolly Baltimore Sun Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Giants for prospects is one trade that can make a difference. This is by default. There is no Cliff Lee on the market, no one guy that transforms a contender into a champion as Lee did with the ace-starved Rangers in 2010. If Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is traded, especially to the Giants, his energy and MVP-type numbers will carry a good team to the promised land. But the Mets may hang onto him, making Beltran the best of the available group. The outfielder would automatically be the best all-around player on the defending World Series champions. The Giants' pitching gets them pretty far, but...

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