Frankie Montas would be perfect for the Chicago White Sox rotation in 2022.
The White Sox may have missed out on Sean Manaea but the Oakland Athletics have another pitcher on the trading block in Frankie Montas. Montas has a solid track record. The hard-throwing right-hander has a 3.86 career ERA in his 102 big league appearances. He was recently named the A’s Opening Day starter.
A durable starter that can eat innings is just what the doctor ordered in Lynn’s absence. Montas posted a 13-9 record last season and owned a 3.37 ERA. That was the fifth-best mark in the American League. He proved to be durable as well, leading the American League with 32 starts.
That wasn’t the only accolade Montas collected last season. He also was named AL Pitcher of the Month in September. His 207 strikeouts were also good enough for fourth-best in the AL. He finished sixth in the Cy Young voting.
Montas’s career began with the White Sox in 2015 before getting traded. After coming off his best season to date, his price tag figures to be a bit higher than Manaea’s. It was reported that the White Sox were in the running for Manaea but the Padres had more to offer.
Having the 30th ranked farm system will make things difficult so Rick Hahn is going to have to up the ante for Montas’ services.