The St. Louis Cardinals are viewed by rival executives as the favorite to land Oakland Athletics ace Frankie Montas at the trade deadline. Montas has been available since the offseason, but the A’s held out in hopes of receiving a larger prospect package at the deadline. That was a wise move by Oakland, especially with the number of starting pitchers injured around baseball.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have created an elite rotation out of a number of supplemental pieces in 2022, thriving despite losing Walker Buehler for most of, if not all, of the season. Add in some Clayton Kershaw concerns, Andrew Heaney’s disappearing act, and Max Scherzer’s departure to New York, and there are plenty of remaining issues that won’t be solved by Dustin May’s second-half return.
MLB Insider Buster Olney talked to rival executives who believe the St. Louis Cardinals are the favorite to acquire Frankie Montas. Late last week, we wrote that the St. Louis Cardinals were unlikely to trade for Oakland A’s ace Frankie Montas, citing the asking price for the consensus best starting pitcher on the trade market. But not everyone views it that way.
It was easy to assume the worst when Frankie Montas departed Sunday’s game after just one inning. His velocity was down by three to four miles per hour, an extremely concerning sign and one that could foretell an injury. That was a viable concern when the Oakland A’s announced that Montas was not removed due to a pending transaction.
There are going to be plenty of trade rumors swirling around Frankie Montas. It makes sense – he is easily the most valuable trade chip on the Oakland A’s. As he is a top of the rotation arm with just over a year of control left on a team that is clearly rebuilding, Montas is likely to be traded.
The Oakland A’s pulled pitcher Frankie Montas off the mound after just one inning of action against the Mariners with a mysterious injury. Every time Frankie Montas takes the mound for the Oakland Athletics, it feels like it may be his last with all the trade speculation floating around.
Oakland A's starting pitcher Frankie Montas left his start on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners after just one inning of work. After the game, A's manager Mark Kotsay told reporters that Montas was feeling tightness in the back of his shoulder and had trouble getting extended. Montas is considered day-to-day.
Oakland Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas exited Sunday’s road game against the Seattle Mariners after one inning due to inflammation and
Bad news from the Oakland A’s game on Sunday. Starting pitcher Frankie Montas exited the game early, after throwing just one inning. The month of July just began, which means we’ve entered trade season, and Montas is considered a strong candidate to be dealt before the deadline. However, the star right-hander was not pulled from this game due to such a transaction, reports Matt Kawahara of the S.F. Chronicle. The team will provide further updates, but “he has NOT been traded,” adds insider Martin Gallegos.