As the holidays draw ever closer, let's examine into some of the latest MLB rumors, news and notes involving the Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs.
Toronto Blue Jays rumors: A shocking trade possibility with Milwaukee Brewers?
With Toronto missing out on Juan Soto and Shohei Ohtani, the questions are still lingering about where the Blue Jays will find more offense in 2024. According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, the Blue Jays are potentially even looking at some outside-of-the-box possibilities for their lineup, including even the thought of trying to make a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers for All-Star and former National League MVP Christian Yelich.
As Heyman mentions, Yelich has a full no-trade clause in his contract, so swinging a deal with the Brewers would likely be a tough chore all around. Not only would Yelich have to agree to the deal, but the haul coming back to Milwaukee from Toronto would be extensive.
Even taking the Yelich rumor with a grain of salt, however, it's clear that Toronto is trying to figure out any way it can to make sure it has the bats to keep up in the American League East in 2024.
Chicago Cubs rumors: Reunion with Cody Bellinger more likely?
Also in the clip above, Heyman mentions how Bellinger is becoming more and more of a possibility to head back to the Cubs on a deal, with Heyman calling the move something that makes "perfect sense" in the way that the offseason is shaking out.
Heyman, of course, also believes the Blue Jays could be in play for Bellinger, meaning it could be a race to the end for his services. Those words, of course, worry Toronto fans who have already had their hopes dashed with Ohtani after some crazy rumors placed him on the Blue Jays roster before he eventually signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers.