The Red Sox need a pitching overhaul after ranking 11th in team ERA (4.52) in the American League. There's one dream free agency target that Boston must try to sign, and it looks like the organization has a leg-up on the competition.
Jordan Montgomery is an ideal fit after helping lead the Texas Rangers to a World Series title with a 3.20 ERA over 188.2 innings this season. He started 32 games and could lead Boston's rotation into competitiveness in 2024.
As it turns out, Montgomery is quite fond of Boston himself.
Red Sox Rumors: David Montgomery Moves to Boston
Considered one of the best pitches on the market, the southpaw has a 3.68 ERA over seven professional seasons. He set a career-high in innings pitched last year, so he's capable of spearheading Boston's rotation for years to come.
Montgomery walked just 48 batters while striking out 166, displaying strong command while inducing weak contact.
Chris Sale is the only lefty projected to start for the Red Sox next year, giving Montgomery even more potential value to the rotation. Given Sale's lengthy injury history, making a move for another left-handed starter almost feels like a necessity.
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. The Red Sox and Montgomery have been linked all offseason and with this news that he's spending his offseason in Boston, it feels like only a matter of time before Montgomery becomes the newest member of the Red Sox rotation.
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