MLB Rumors: Reunion With Former Team "Still Possible" For Jordan Montgomery

The possibility of Jordan Montgomery reuniting with the St. Louis Cardinals has become a topic of significant interest as Opening Day approaches and Montgomery remains unsigned.

After a stint that saw Montgomery showcase his best career numbers, particularly during the postseason with the Texas Rangers, where he was instrumental in their World Series win, his stock has undoubtedly risen.

Montgomery's performance, especially in crucial games, highlighted his value as a big-game pitcher, leading the Rangers to victory with a remarkable postseason ERA and securing wins in critical matchups against the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Astros​.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, are in a position where bolstering their starting rotation is a priority, especially after a disappointing 2023 season that saw them finish at the bottom of the NL Central.

The need for quality starting pitchers is apparent, and Montgomery, with his recent playoff heroics and proven ability, fits the bill.

The Cardinals' interest in Montgomery is reportedly genuine, with rumors suggesting that a reunion is on the team's radar. The Cardinals have expressed a desire to strengthen their pitching staff, and Montgomery's addition could be a significant step in that direction​.

During his time with the Cardinals, the 31-year-old posted a 3.31 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and 169 strikeouts across 184.2 innings and 32 starts.

However, a reunion is not without its complications. Montgomery's agent, Scott Boras, is known for securing lucrative deals for his clients, and Montgomery's asking price, especially following his postseason success, is expected to be high.

The Cardinals, known for their conservative spending approach, may find themselves in a delicate negotiation position.

Yet, as free agency progresses and if Montgomery remains unsigned, there could be a window of opportunity for the Cardinals to make a competitive offer that aligns with both the financial expectations of Montgomery and the budgetary constraints of the team.

His proven track record in the postseason, ability to deliver under pressure, and familiarity with the Cardinals' organization make him an attractive option.

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