REPORT: Jordan Montgomery May Be Nearing New Home After THIS Team Confirmed Speaking With Him … Smart Move??

With spring training well underway, World Series champion pitcher Jordan Montgomery shockingly remains unsigned.

He’s not the only big name who remains available on the market, but with how many teams need pitching help, it’s surprising that no club has been able to reach terms with him. 

The main reason why this is the case is a whole other story and potentially a concerning sign for Major League Baseball … However, that’s a discussion for another day. 

Regardless, Montgomery’s days of being unemployed will soon be over. 

As for what team will scoop him up, it may very well be the Boston Red Sox…

Very few teams, if any, need to sign Montgomery as bad as Boston does. Not just for what he provides on the mound, but for the overall morale of the organization. 

Red Sox owner John Henry has inexplicably become an extremely cheap man, and the once-proud club spends more time pinching pennies than they do thinking of ways to actually win games.

Needless to say, Sox fans are absolutely disgusted with the new mindset of Henry and the overall direction of the organization.

The current players are too – just ask Rafael Devers…

Signing Montgomery won’t change everything. But it would provide a much-needed shot in the arm for the team and fan base. 

Interestingly, Montgomery has a personal tie to Boston. His wife, McKenzie, is currently based in the city for her medical residency.

Manager Alex Cora confirmed an ESPN report that the Red Sox are indeed interested in signing Montgomery and actually spoke to him through Zoom.

“(ESPN’s Buster Olney) is right,” Cora said. “We zoomed with him. But we’ve been zooming with a lot of people throughout the offseason. I’m not going to get into specifics but yeah, it’s part of the process. It was a while ago, too. I was in South Beach for that one. I was in Miami.”

Cora’s mention of being in Miami indicates that the virtual meeting with Montgomery occurred prior to the start of spring training last week.

As the Red Sox currently stand, Lucas Giolito and Brayan Bello are the only confirmed fixtures in the starting rotation.

With a pool of contenders including Kutter Crawford, Tanner Houck, Nick Pivetta, and Garrett Whitlock vying for rotation spots, there’s remains a clear need for additional pitching depth, both in the short and long term.

The 31-year-old Montgomery presents an intriguing option for the Sox. Coming off a season split between the St. Louis Cardinals and the World Series-winning Texas Rangers, Montgomery showcased his value.

He pitched a career-high 188 2/3 innings while posting a solid 3.20 ERA during the regular season.

Most impressive, he raised his performance in the postseason where he pitched to a 2.90 ERA over 31 innings as he helped lead the Rangers to the World Series title. 

Do you think Boston should sign Montgomery?

What type of contract do you think he’s deserving of?

Do you think the fact that we entered spring training with several stars unsigned is a bad omen for the future of baseball? (Or do you think Scott Boras is the problem?)

We know every owner wants (prefers) to win – but few actually do what’s necessary to win.

Is this all a case of owners just being cheap and wanting to drive down the contract costs in baseball???

 

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