The San Francisco Giants made a huge splash at 2011's trade deadline by acquiring Carlos Beltran. With six All-Star appearances, three Gold Gloves and a 60.8 career WAR, Beltran is undoubtedly a marquee name in 2012's free-agent class.
However, his age (he'll be 35 next summer) and injury history make a multi-year deal a risky proposition. Not to mention that he might be out of the Giants' price range.
Here are much cheaper alternatives to improve the Giants.