Frankie Montas Trade Odds: Yankees, Blue Jays & Cardinals Top Three Favorites
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Frankie Montas has just a 4-9 record in 19 starts for the Oakland Athletics this season. But that’s with the Oakland Athletics.
His 3.18 ERA 109/28 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 104.2 innings, his sixth-place in AL Cy Young voting last year and his 9-2 and 2.63 ERA marks when the A’s were a contender in 2019 are the reasons several contending clubs are working hard to add Montas to their rotation for a stretch run before Tuesday’s 6 p.m. ET MLB trade deadline.
Bookies.com oddsmaker Adam Thompson has revealed his hypothetical MLB odds as to Montas’ post-MLB trade deadline team.
Frankie Montas Trade Odds
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Montas has a salary of only $5 million for this season and is in a final year of arbitration for 2023. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent in his age 31 season in 2024.
That’s quite a value for a player that many teams believe would be a top-three starter in rotations contending for the postseason.
The Yankees have been at the forefront of Montas rumors for weeks. Oakland can ask for a lot in return for Montas, and they reportedly have, inquiring about New York’s prized shortstop Oswald Peraza – the No. 2 overall prospect in baseball and possibly a deal-breaker for the Bronx Bombers.
If that is the case, and they can get Carlos Rodon from the Giants without giving up Peraza, Montas may remain in the Bay Area.
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The Blue Jays are also in need of a reliable front-line starter and have a plethora of prospects, including several who are MLB ready. Oakland might find it gets a better deal from Toronto.
The Twins and Padres reportedly were in the mix, but talks have fizzled. The Dodgers have reportedly made a late inquiry.
While it’s very possible the A’s fail to fall in love with any offers for Montas, there is a growing opinion that Montas will be shipped to the highest bidder, whatever the deal.