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MLB Rumors: Jordan Montgomery Trying to Prime Aaron Nola’s $172M Phillies Contract

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II January 5, 2024 Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images Free agent left-handed starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery is reportedly looking for more money than the $172 million that the Philadelphia Phillies gave right-hander Aaron Nola to stay in town. Joel Sherman of the New York Post relayed the news amid an

MLB Rumors: Jordan Montgomery Trying to Prime Aaron Nola’s $172M Phillies Contract

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIJanuary 5, 2024

PHOENIX, AZ - NOVEMBER 01: Jordan Montgomery #52 of the Texas Rangers celebrates after winning against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 5 of the 2023 World Series at Chase Field on Wednesday, November 1, 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

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Free agent left-handed beginning pitcher Jordan Montgomery is reportedly searching for extra money than the $172 million that the Philadelphia Phillies gave right-hander Aaron Nola to remain on the town.

Joel Sherman of the New York Submit relayed the information amid an article on the New York Yankees’ free agent prospects.

“Executives and brokers spoken to say that Jordan Montgomery is aiming to high the $172 million that Aaron Nola acquired from the Phillies. The Yankees like him. However they appreciated him after they traded him, ill-fatedly for Harrison Bader. They know he takes the ball, is aggressive and might deal with New York. However do they really imagine he’s a grade or two higher than the pitcher they dealt and, thus, definitely worth the outlay?”

Montgomery, 31, went 10-11 with a 3.20 ERA (1.19 WHIP) over 32 begins for the St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers final season. He struck out 166 batters in 188.2 innings.

Montgomery definitely made himself some extra money after an amazing run with the World Sequence champion Rangers, who acquired him from St. Louis by way of commerce final July.

Through the common season, Montgomery went 4-2 with a 2.79 ERA (1.09 WHIP) and seven.7 Ok/9 price. He excelled within the playoffs, too, with a 3-1 file and a couple of.90 ERA. His finest efforts got here within the ALCS in opposition to the Houston Astros, going 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA.

Naturally, there’s a lot curiosity in Montgomery’s providers. Jon Heyman of the New York Submit talked about the New York Yankees, Boston Pink Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels and New York Mets as prospects.

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Nevertheless, the Rangers are within the combine as nicely. A supply with data of the group’s considering informed NJ Advance Media’s Randy Miller that Texas is No. 1 on Montgomery’s checklist.

“He loves Texas,” the supply stated. “That is actually the place he desires to go.”

We’ll see what occurs quickly sufficient as the recent range season continues. Whether or not or not Montgomery will get greater than $172 million is up for debate, however he ought to be touchdown a profitable contract nicely into the 9 figures however.

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