The Toronto Blue Jays appear to be getting closer to landing a star through free agency.
Toronto's pursuit of the three-time All-Star makes the team a legitimate threat to the New York Yankees and their efforts to retain his services, Passan notes.
The Yankees have made it clear that their No. 1 priority this winter is re-signing LeMahieu. However, the 32-year-old and the Bronx Bombers are reportedly more than $25 million apart in negotiations on a new multi-year contract.
Adding a player of LeMahieu's ilk would help a Blue Jays club oozing with young and talented position players. The two-time batting champion finished fourth in AL MVP voting in 2019 and third in 2020.