Blue Jays: Toronto In the Mix For Zach Wheeler and $100 Million Dollar Deal

Leading up to the Winter Meetings in San Diego on Sunday night, Zack Wheeler is drawing serious interest. Notably, the Toronto Blue Jays are being mentioned by Ken Rosenthal as a team that has serious interest in the former New York Met starting pitcher.

According to reporters that cover the team like Davidi above, the team is interested in adding two starting pitchers this off-season. Obviously, Wheeler is of a little greater magnitude than that of the names mentioned out there. For instance, they already traded for Chase Anderson; and that would be more along the lines of the type of pitcher you expect the Blue Jays with their current make-up to sign.

From SportsNet:

Rosenthal reports that the Jays, along with the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds and the Texas Rangers, are chasing the 29-year-old, who has received at least one offer worth $100 million and is expected to land a five-year deal topping that sum.

However, Wheeler would be a signal that the Blue Jays want to try to compete a little bit. While it could end up a player who ends up traded in the middle of the deal if things go well, it could be a signal that the Blue Jays are not a complete rebuilder entering 2020.