3 possible All Stars for the Oakland A’s

May 30, 2022; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Paul Blackburn (58) pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports
May 30, 2022; Oakland, California, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Paul Blackburn (58) pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 3
Next
Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /

Frankie Montas

On Opening Day, if anyone was expected to be named to the All Star Game, most fans would have guessed Frankie Montas would have gotten that nod.

He has done nothing to change that thought. Montas has posted a solid 3.20 ERA and a 0.990 WHiP in his league leading 64.1 innings, striking out 71 batters with 15 walks. The A’s are leaning on him to be their staff ace and he has delivered thus far.

The biggest question is whether or not Montas will still be a member of the A’s come the All Star Break. He has been a frequent subject of trade rumors since the A’s announced that they would be looking to slash their payroll, a solid middle of the rotation arm who has displayed the potential to be even more. As he is under team control through 2023, Montas is even more desirable for a contender.

If anything, Montas may have increased his trade value. He is becoming a modern day workhorse, taking the ball every fifth day and sparing the bullpen. The Mets have already shown interest in his services and other teams will as well.

Next. Checking in on Paul Blackburn. dark

Frankie Montas may well be the Oakland A’s representative for the All Star Game. Whether or not he is with the team at that time is the question.

facebooktwitterreddit