Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tejada to Oakland?

In ESPN's Rumor Central, we read:

Tejada could fill openings at third base for Toronto, Oakland or St. Louis, and if clubs think he can play some second base, another handful of clubs could show interest...

...Jon Heyman of MLB Network said Friday night that the A's are looking for an infielder and could try to bring Tejada back to Oakland and losing out on Marco Scutaro and Adrian Beltre.

Ah, but the SF Chronicle's Susan Slusser notes:
As I mentioned, there's only a vague possibility anyway that the A's would consider Tejada the answer to their needs for a third baseman who also could play shortstop; first of all, he'd have to come at a reasonable price, and second, while there's an assumption most shortstops can play third, Tejada has never done so. And his defense has declined over the years.