Surprise Signing: Cardinals Are Finalizing Deal To Sign $150 Million Pitcher

Surprise Signing: Cardinals Are Finalizing Deal To Sign $150 Million Pitcher

Some people might be surprised by St. Louis, and one more agreement might make a big difference.

In 2024, the St. Louis Cardinals might surprise a few people.

After a disastrous 2023 campaign, St. Louis became one of the largest sellers well in advance of the trade deadline. Prior to the deadline, the Cardinals sent away Jordan Montgomery, Jack Flaherty, and Jordan Hicks in an effort to reorganize this summer.

The Cardinals signed Kyle Gibson, Lance Lynn, and Sonny Gray, but some have suggested they should add one more player to really have a chance to win a World Series.

Although they are in a much better position, St. Louis should be able to get close to the top of the National League Central standings with the addition of another pitcher.

According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, Montgomery is still available in free agency. While a return to the Texas Rangers seems inevitable, St. Louis has at least “checked in” with him.

“While the (San Francisco Giants) always made sense for Blake Snell (who agreed to a $62M, two-year deal in San Francisco), this is the obvious team for Montgomery, who not only is believed to want to return but is recalled as one of the most key reasons this team won its first championship,” Heyman stated. Montgomery and the Boston Red Sox had a Zoom call one month ago. However, Boston doesn’t seem to be doing anything right now—or over the entire winter, for that matter.

“The Chicago Cubs have made an appearance, but they haven’t appeared to be the main topic of conversation either. The Cardinals made contact, and although it appears that they could use another pitcher, there has been no indication of any involvement.”

Montgomery may still not be a fit for the Cardinals, but his price may come down the longer he’s open. Although St. Louis is not in the same situation as it was, a reunion with Montgomery would be beneficial.

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