Jordan Montgomery Has Brutal Reason for Not Signing With Red Sox

Pitcher Jordan Montgomery just signed a deal but has a harsh truth on why he passed on joining the Red Sox.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) reacts on the mound after a home run hit by
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery (52) reacts on the mound after a home run hit by / Rob Schumacher/The Republic / USA TODAY

The MLB season just started but things have been off to a rocky start for the Boston Red Sox for a few weeks now. Management expressed to the fanbase that they would be aggressive in improving the team for the 2024 season but that wasn't the truth.

Additionally, their ace Lucas Giolito is going to miss the entire season due to an elbow injury. Fans clamored for the team to sign free agent pitcher Jordan Montgomery but ultimately they didn't have a real shot of landing him.

Montgomery and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a one-year, $25 million deal but the 31-year-old wasn't high on signing with Boston.

He met with them on Zoom a few weeks ago but according to Jon Heyman of the NYPost, Montgomery wasn't fond of joining the Red Sox because he wants to win.

Boston News: Jordan Montgomery Didn't Want to Join the Red Sox in 2024

There was speculation that Montgomery could be interested in Boston because his wife was training to become a doctor at Beth Israel in affiliation with Harvard but that wasn't the case. His wife is headed to Vanderbilt and the Red Sox aren't expected to be a playoff team this year.

Montgomery won the World Series title with the Texas Rangers in 2023 and wants another opportunity to contend.

The Red Sox can't provide that and he ultimately decided to pass on them.

With the lack of moves in free agency and on the trade market, it could be a tough season for Boston. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Red Sox have the worst odds (+1900) to win the AL East, trailing the Yankees, Rays, Orioles, and Blue Jays.

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