Frankie Montas is going to generate a great deal of attention ahead of the trade deadline. It is not a surprise that those rumors have already begun to heat up.
Those rumors, in particular, are heating up around the Los Angeles Dodgers. According to Hector Gomez, the Dodgers are showing interest in both Montas and Luis Castillo.
Frankie Montas market starting to heat up
It is not a surprise that the Dodgers would have interest in both Montas and Castillo. They are the top two options that are expected to be available on the trade market. Striking a deal now, or before the All Star Break, would provide an advantage moving forward as they would have that upgrade to the rotation for a few weeks longer.
Such moves could be necessary. The Dodgers rotation is already in a difficult spot. Walker Buehler may not return this season while Andrew Heaney lasted one appearance before returning to the Injured List. Dustin May has yet to pitch. Tony Gonsolin has surpassed his career high in innings and it is the end of June. Tyler Anderson has been a revelation, but does not have anything in his track record to indicate that he will continue this performance.
Montas would help alleviate some of those concerns. He is a modern day workhorse, someone capable of taking the ball every fifth day while saving a bullpen. Add in his potential to perform at an ace level, as he does at times, and Montas is an attractive trade target.
That is especially the case for the Dodgers. Their rotation is littered with question marks regarding health and effectiveness moving forward. Adding Montas and his durability to that mix would change the dynamic of the Dodgers rotation and could be the difference between winning the NL West or entering the postseason as a Wild Card.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly interested in Frankie Montas. He could be the piece they need to win the NL West.