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The latest update on the Jordan Montgomery sweepstakes may not sit well with Red Sox fans.



The Boston Red Sox are still in need of bolstering their pitching staff before Opening Day, and a potential candidate in free agency is Jordan Montgomery. Despite the Red Sox’s consistent link to Montgomery throughout the offseason, recent developments suggest that the 31-year-old left-hander now has interest from four additional teams.

According to reports from USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, four new teams have approached Scott Boras, Montgomery’s agent, expressing interest in both Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery since the start of spring training. While the Red Sox have been a prominent contender for Montgomery, the emergence of other interested teams could complicate matters for Boston.

Given the Red Sox’s reluctance to make significant financial commitments this offseason, engaging in a bidding war for Montgomery might lead them to withdraw from the competition. Montgomery, who played a crucial role in the New York Yankees’ World Series victory, is reportedly growing impatient with Boras.

As the regular season looms, one of these four undisclosed teams may secure a deal with Montgomery sooner rather than later. While a potential reduction in Montgomery’s price tag could seem advantageous for the cost-conscious Red Sox, the increased competition might drive up his average annual value, making it more attractive for him to join a contender. This prospect could pose a challenge for the Red Sox, particularly if they fail to showcase the potential for multiple breakout performances from their young players.

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