The San Francisco Giants recently acquired outfielder Carlos Beltran from the New York Mets, while the St. Louis Cardinals gave up outfielder Colby Rasmus, but acquired starting pitcher Edwin Jackson, along with bullpen help, in an 11-player deal.

The St. Louis Cardinals traded away talented outfielder Colby Rasmus (above)

 

Alden Gonzalez, of MLB.com, says the trades make it obvious that both teams are going for it all, now.