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Have Cardinals Rejoined Jordan Montgomery Sweepstakes Following Latest Report?

Could St. Louis be on the verge of a reunion with the southpaw?

The St. Louis Cardinals' top concern going into this upcoming season is whether the retooled pitching staff will be enough to thrust the team back into contention.

Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak acted quickly this winter in landing three veteran starting pitchers to replenish the rotation and has expressed a lack of interest in pursuing further options.

Despite St. Louis' recent inactivity in the starting pitching market, there's still a chance that St. Louis could be a dark horse contender to land top free agent Jordan Montgomery.

"Four new teams have reached out to Scott Boras about Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery since the start of spring training, Boras says," USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported Monday.

The Cardinals have been among other top-market clubs this offseason rumored to be eyeing a deal with Montgomery but no signing has taken place -- likely due to Boras' strategy of holding out to land his clients with the most lavish contract possible.

After two of Boras' clients -- Matt Chapman and Cody Bellinger -- recently signed pillow contracts instead of long-term deals, it might be possible for the Cardinals to do the same with Montgomery.

It's unlikely that the Cardinals would spend the amount of money necessary to reunite with the former St. Louis pitcher but it's not out of the question.

With the recent news of ace Sonny Gray injuring his hamstring at spring training, the Cardinals are faced with the reality that they could be shorthanded come Opening Day.

Perhaps St. Louis will now realize that without Gray, their rotation is weak and could benefit from adding Montgomery to the arsenal to cushion their chances of having a successful 2024 season.

Will we see the Cardinals make a last-second act of desperation to bring Montgomery back to Busch Stadium?

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