The Giants made arguably the biggest acquisition in landing highly coveted outfielder Carlos Beltran while the Indians got one of the biggest names in the game in pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez. Cleveland area baseball fans are hoping that a change of scenery will be the boost Jimenez needs to bounce back to his once dominant self.
The Red Sox, in need of starting pitching, nabbed Erik Bedard from the Mariners in a three-way trade while the Rangers solidified their bullpen by acquiring Koji Uehara and Mike Adams. Toronto picked up one of the game's most talented young outfielders in Colby Rasmus.
Atlanta grabbed steals leader Michael Bourn to their outfield while NL East foe Philadelphia picked up Bourn's former Astros teammate, Hunter Pence.