ESPN's Buster Onley tells SportsCenter the defending champions are very close to acquiring Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran. According to a Newsday tweet, the Mets are likely to get three prospects in the deal, including center field prospect Gary Brown, who rated as the third best prospect in the Giants' system before 2011, according to Baseball America. Beltran, 34, is hitting .289/.391/.513 with 15 homers and is healthy for the first time in three seasons. The Phillies, Red Sox, Rangers and Braves were reportedly in contention for the veteran. The Giants, who are considered a primary threat to the Phils World Series plans, fell to the Phils 7-2 in Tuesday's series opener and rate near the bottom of the league in most offensive categories. Beltran figures to improve that.