Oakland A’s Yankees Acquire Frankie Montas

 The Yanks turned their attention to Montas in order to satisfy their desire to bolster their rotation.

Montas has been a solid member of Oakland’s rotation for years, establishing himself in 2018.

Despite a down year in 2020, Montas still has a career

3.73 ERA with a 24.8% strikeout rate, 7.8% walk rate, and 43.5% ground ball rate. 

Looking at what he’s done since the start of the 2021 season, he’s even better, logging a 3.30 ERA, 26.3% strikeout rate, 7.1% walk rate and 44% grounder rate.

According to Fangraphs, he has a value of 6.1 wins above replacement during that time.

Despite being a solid performer, Montas has looked like an inevitable trade candidate for a while now.

New York Yankees: Oakland A’s Yankees Acquire Frankie Montas and Lou Trivino in Big MLB Trade