MLB Rumors: Brandon Nimmo Asking Price Keeps Going Up

There are a limited number of impact outfielders on the free agent market this winter. In fact, you wouldn't be wrong to suggest there are just two. Aaron Judge and Brandon Nimmo. And while the Judge market is what it is, Nimmo's stock continues to rise according to recent reports. 

MLB Insider Jeff Passan feels that Nimmo could get a contract for as long as six years in the range of at least $130M.  

I went into it thinking, OK, he's going to get, like, $80 million. And then I was told, 'No, no, no, no, it's going to be nine figures.' And I was like, $100 million?

And he was like, 'No, no, no, no, no. Keep going." $125 million? 'Nope.' You know?

The Shin-Soo Choo deal, which was six years and $130 or so million, is the place where I've landed after talking to people, but it wouldn't surprise me if it goes higher than that.

As we reported earlier this week, the Blue Jays are showing interest in Nimmo, what with their newfound opening in the outfield after the Teoscar Hernandez trade.  

Insider Jon Morosi says that "Nimmo in Toronto is a tremendous fit. They have been a very right-handed team, and they need to get more on-base percentage... You can put Nimmo in center, move George Springer to right—probably easier on George's body—and the Blue Jays right now desperately need on-base percentage, good defense in the outfield and a left-handed bat: there you go. Nimmo fits all those categories."

Whether the Jays are willing to cough up $130M or more, with $150M already committed to Springer in the outfield, remains to be seen.

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