4 Former Rangers Without Jobs as Spring Training Begins

Most free agents have signed with their new teams but there are a few former Rangers still looking for their next contract.

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Jordan Montgomery

There have been plenty of teams reportedly interested in Jordan Montgomery this offseason but he remains unsigned. The left-handed pitcher had made it clear that his preference was to stay in Arlington long-term but the financial restrictions the Rangers feel are seemingly making it difficult to make that a reality.

That is probably why Montgomery is still a free agent. The Rangers were long considered the likeliest team the 31-year-old would play for next season but he may have to start looking elsewhere after general manager Chris Young threw cold water at the possibility of making more additions before Opening Day.

Letting go of the player who played such a crucial part in your first World Series title hurts, especially for financial reasons based on TV broadcasting rights.

Montgomery's value is through the roof after the postseason run and he has no reason to give the Rangers a hometown discount. Considering that the big lefty is a Boras Corp client, this was to be expected. No one is more comfortable being uncomfortable and waiting things out than Boras. There is no doubt that Montgomery will be highly sought after in the market right now. The Red Sox, Cubs, Giants, Phillies, and Yankees should all be serious candidates to land him before Opening Day.

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