"The Giants, Phillies and Braves look like the front-runners for Carlos Beltran at the moment, with the Brewers another possibility. Milwaukee lost centerfielder Carlos Gomez, a former Met, to injury, and could consider Beltran for centerfield or rightfield, with Corey Hart moving to center. Some are suggesting the Giants already have plenty of outfielders and in early talks with the Mets they've been unwilling to include their top talent (they'd rather pay money; Beltran has about $7 million left on his Mets deal)".
I believe as much as I don't want to, that the Phillies will eventually end up with Beltran even though the Giants could use the offense a little more. The Braves have a lot of underachieving players including McClouth and Uggla , who has been awful this year. They also have some glaring holes in lineup without Chipper and now Dan Uggla who is hurt with a calf injury.
The team that comes out on top of this 4 team race so far will have to pay for his services no doubt.
For the Phillies, it's pure greed and for the Braves and Giants could mean one of moves that can get them through the playoffs