I've heard Cashman's explanation which is basically that this is to help add a speedster world class defender in CF for the playoffs. Using that logic, Montgomery really had no role in October and so this was somewhat about improving the October roster. We don't need Monty for August and September, so I guess that's it.Have there been any articles or commentary explaining why exactly we traded Montgomery?
This is pure guesswork from people who don't understand the trade, which isn't to say it's wrong, but there is no evidence behind it.I have seen a lot of speculation that they had other deals in place that fell apart at the last minute and Cashman was caught doing the corresponding move first.
It's also a continuation on his focus of improving the defense.Honestly the more I think about it, the more I think it is a vote of confidence in Clarke Schmidt. They have seemingly intentionally kept his innings down all season and I think he is going to get a chance now if he looks good while stretching out in AAA.
Also, related to this, Cashman is always looking ahead. For a couple of years, it has been obvious that there would be a bullpen issue in 2023 if it wasn't addressed, because all of Chapman, Britton, Green and Castro are FAs. Now Cashman has put an entire pen in place and can let all of those guys go. Similarly, there are rotation issues coming up, Taillon a FA after this year and Severino, Montas and Montgomery all after 2023. If they can get Schmidt in there, that fills one spot longer-term.
Absolutely, in a different year, he could carry a team.I’m guessing this was ultimately the price for moving on from Gallo. You need consistency in the playoffs and Gallo may be the least consistent regular in the past 29 years. They absolutely had to make a decision there.
I wonder if he has had a felony (like a DUI) in the past, because he's been having "visa issues" whenever they have to play in Canada since 2017.Saw a post on reddit from an Oakland fan that says Montas cannot travel to Toronto based on visa issues and has never been there in his career with the As.
Reliever Frankie Montas, however, was stuck in New York for the day because of visa trouble, leaving Oakland a player short for the first game of the series against the Blue Jays.
Starter Frankie Montas now will pitch Thursday instead of Sean Manaea, as Montas was dealing with some visa issues prior to the A's series in Canada against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Athletics RHP Frankie Montas did not accompany the team to Toronto because of a visa issue.
But the 2017 one predates that.Is it possibly related to the PED suspension for use of Ostarine, which is illegal in Canada?
Bader and Cashman both seem to think he will be back to himself in Sept sometime, but I guess we'll see.Hey, finally something I can relate to in the Yankees forum. I'm suffering from plantar fasciitis right now. I'm older now but also had it in my 20s when I ran triathlons and was "in the best shape of my life". I could walk on it, painfully, but wasn't fully healed for months.