Jordan Montgomery is another guy that isn't the sexiest pitcher out there, but the guy does his job every single night. Every single year, he is close to a lock to post a low to mid-3 ERA, strike out around one batter an inning, and throw a ton of strikes.
The baseball world at large gained a new appreciation for Montgomery during the 2023 season which may have been the best of his career. He posted a 3.20 ERA in 32 starts with the Cardinals and Rangers and he may have been the single most impactful trade deadline addition this year. His performance during the playoffs in 2023 is one of the biggest reasons why Texas was able to get to and win the World Series without question.
Of course, now every team is fully aware of what Montgomery can bring to a starting rotation and that makes him one of the most sought after free agents this offseason. The Braves should have checked in with the Cardinals at the trade deadline on Montgomery (and they may have) and they absolutely should have Montgomery at the top of their list of guys to talk to this offseason.
Unfortunately, he may have priced himself out of Atlanta's range this season. Texas will almost certainly try to bring him back and the Dodgers and Giants could be players as well given the state of their rotations right now. With Monty expected to get four or five years at north of $25 million a year, the odds are slim that the Braves make that move as sweet as it would be.