Toronto Blue Jays engaged in negotiations with free agent infielder DJ LeMahieu And his interest has been called “very real”, a source tells Metsmerized.
As noted by the source also, according to Tim Brown of Toronto, Yahoo, reportedly unhappy with the Yanke’s slow negotiation strategy, which has emerged as a legal contender to sign the AL batting champion.
Source: Toronto Blue Jays engaged in a conversation with free-agent DJ Lemahieu and I am being told that his interest is “genuine”. Toronto AL has emerged as a legal contender to sign batting champion
– Pat Razzo (@ragazzoreport) January 11, 2021
Brown reported on Sunday night that Lehmahoe has asked his representatives to rejoin the teams that have shown the most interest during free agency, including the Toronto, New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. They also plan to rejoin several clubs that showed early interest in the free agent period, including the St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and many more. According to Brown, LeMahieu plans to have a meeting with several teams this week.
For pretty much the entire offseason, word around the hot stove was that Lehmahu had a desire to stay in the Bronx and the Yankees were prioritizing him, however, the talks remain at a standstill, and the 32-year-old is disappointed.
Beyond LeMahieu, Blue has been linked to several top names including Jem George springer And Francisco Lindor (Through trade). But now with Lindor on the table, and with Springer and Toronto currently on the money, Lehighou could very well be a realistic option for the Blue Jayes at this point as they are clearly in a year. The market is slow compared to a turtle wanting to make a big splash.
And for the Mets, while Lehmahu wants to speak with them again, they sound like a team that is moving in a different direction after acquiring Lindor as they still need to add their starting rotation and the bullpen and The center field needs to be addressed.
Back in December, a five-year, $ 100 million contract was being sought for LeMahieu as previously reported by YES Network’s Jack Curry. But as Brown reported on Sunday evening, LeMahoe is looking for a deal, which would be a four-year, $ 92 million contract with the Minnesota twins, and at least JD Martinez’s five-year, $ 110 million deal Matches
So, will the Yankees be able to reel in his man, or can he land elsewhere? Whatever it is, Metsamized must have covered you as the plot continues to thicken.