The Blue Jays would have become the suitor of Freddie Freeman

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Freddie Freeman still doesn’t have a free agent contract, potentially opening the door for a new team to swoop in like a bird of prey.

MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported Monday that the Toronto Blue Jays have recently expressed serious interest in conversations with the Freeman camp. Morosi adds that Freeman has dual American and Canadian citizenship and even played for Canada in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The veteran slugger is also represented by Excel Sports Management, the agency that brokered George Springer’s deal. with the Blue Jays last year.

Freeman, a five-time All-Star, is now considered highly unlikely to return to his longtime team, the Atlanta Braves. That’s because they just made a big trade for a potential Freeman replacement.

Before and after the MLB lockdown, a few powerful teams would have been Freeman’s favorites. The Blue Jays are definitely more of a dark horse. But they won 91 games last year and can surround Freeman with a dynamic core of players, including Springer, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and new pitchers Kevin Gausman and Yusei Kikuchi. If the money is good for Freeman, Toronto has a solid case to make here.

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