Montgomery Trade already Looks like a Big Win for the Cardinals


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St. Louis Cardinals’ Jordan Montgomery is Making the Yankees Look Bad

This season, Jordan Montgomery was never supposed to be traded. He was doing well for the New York Yankees, but he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals for Harrison Bader and has already made history there.

For a struggling Cardinals rotation, the 29-year-old has been a lifesaver. St. Louis’s roster was originally constructed with a mix of veterans, free agent signings, and some young arms, but adding Montgomery has proven to be a brilliant move.

It’s not looking good for the Yankees right now that they decided to trade him.

As things stand, the Cardinals appear to have already won the Jordan Montgomery trade with the Yankees.

In 21 starts for the Yankees, Montgomery was 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA. Unusually many no-decisions. It’s unlikely the team needed to trade him.

Bader has yet to play for the Yankees because he is currently on the injured list. Perhaps most disappointingly, the player they acquired in exchange for Montgomery had a terrible first season with the Yankees.

At this year’s trade deadline, the Yankees added Frankie Montas and dealt away Montgomery, both from their starting rotation. New York’s first try with Montas only lasted three innings. He allowed six runs on seven hits, and some have compared this to Sonny Gray.

The Yankees are struggling. Their huge lead in the AL East gives them wiggle room. With a 2-8 record in their last 10 games, the Houston Astros may secure the AL’s top seed.

The Cardinals, on the other hand, have had the exact opposite outcome. They have surpassed the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central standings. They’re 8-2 in their last ten games, with two of those wins coming in Montgomery’s starts.

The last trade involving the Cardinals and the Yankees was Luke Voit going to the Yankees for Giovanny Gallegos and Chasen Shreve. Given that the Cardinals’ bullpen now relies almost entirely on Gallegos, the Yankees may never want to deal with them again.

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