Buzz: Mets interested in Mark Teahan

In a post to Twitter, ESPN.com’s Peter Gammons suggests the Mets, Red Sox and Giants are among teams who are interested in Royals infielder Mark Teahan.

The 27–year-old Teahan is hitting .282 with a .343 OBP, nine HR and 14 doubles in 72 games for the Royals.

Teahan is eligible for arbitration the next two seasons, after which he can become a free agent.

…the Royals have been rumored to be shopping teahan since last off season, but i have no clue what they’re asking in return

…this sounds to me like the type of acquisition omar is looking to make, less the rent-a-player, and more the 2006 Xavier Nady type, i.e., under contract, about to start earning more in arbitration, good hitter, hopefully ready to turn the corner in his career, will not cost a whole lot in trade

Speaking of hitters…

Gammons also writes that the A’s do not need to trade OF Matt Holliday, who will cost the Cardinals at least Brett Wallace.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Cardinals might need to trade as much as OF Ryan Ludwick, pitcher Jason Motte and a prospect to get Holliday, who is due $7.5 million more this season.