MLB rumors: Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves, New York Mets

Some of the latest MLB rumors, news and notes regarding the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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NASHVILLE — As Day 2 of the MLB Winter Meetings gears up here in the Music City, let's take a look at some of the latest MLB rumors, news and notes involving the Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and New York Mets.

Toronto Blue Jays rumors: A meeting with Shohei Ohtani in Florida?

On Sunday night, it was the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners making late headlines with a trade. On Monday night, it was MLB insider Ken Rosenthal dropping a bomb that the Blue Jays are rumored to have met with superstar free agent Shohei Ohtani at the team’s spring training complex in Dunedin, Fla.

Rosenthal goes on to say that the timing of Ohtani's signing remains unclear and that he has "reportedly has met with more than one club," so Blue Jays fans shouldn't be taking a victory lap just yet. However, if the report is true, it shows the deep interest that may exist between Ohtani and Toronto.

Atlanta Braves rumors: Out of the Ohtani and Dylan Cease sweepstakes?

Meanwhile, one team Toronto may not be competing with to land Ohtani is reportedly the Braves, with MLB.com's Mark Bowman writing that the Braves, "haven’t shown serious interest" in Ohtani, despite initial reports to the contrary.

Bowman also throws cold water on the rumors about the Braves and Chicago White Sox making another deal this offseason, this time for starting pitcher Dylan Cease, writing, that it "doesn’t feel like (Atlanta) should be considered favorites to land White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease via a trade."

While he writes those two key points, he also emphasizes that the Braves may not be done this winter, even after the trade with the Mariners mentioned above that landed them Jarred Kelenic to help solve their left field issues.

New York Mets: Favorites to land reigning KBO MVP?

MLB.com's Mark Feinsand believes a final tussle between the Mets and White Sox could be coming to land a pitcher who last threw on an MLB mound in 2022, but excelled last season in the KBO.

Fedde was named as the KBO MVP last season after logging a 20-6 record with a 2.00 ERA. Those marks both led KBO, as did his 209 strikeouts.

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