And if they way to sign him it could cost them more than $100 million, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal in The Athletic.
Rosenthal cites Major League Baseball sources that say that Wheeler, 29, will get at least 5 years in his next contract, and that the value will push past $100 million - since he already has one 9-figure offer in hand, per Rosenthal.
Sportsnet's Shi Davidi and Ben Nicholson-Smith have previously reported that the Blue Jays have some interest in Wheeler, and the club is looking to add two starters to its rotation.
Oh, to be free-agent right-hander Zack Wheeler. With players beginning to come off the board the Blue Jays will need to act sooner than later if they are going to fulfill their offseason wish list.
The Jays, along with the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Cincinnati Reds and Texas Rangers, are in pursuit of the 29-year-old righty, who has spent the entirety of his five-year big-league career with the New York Mets. Wheeler came over to the Metropolitans in 2011 in exchange for Carlos Beltran.
Wheeler, a five-year Major League Baseball veteran, had an 11-8 record with a 3.96 ERA with 195 strikeouts across 195.1 innings last season.
Hopefully, the Blue Jays are is serious negotiations with Wheeler's camp and not just kicking tires as part of their offseason due diligence.