May 27, 2024

The Philadelphia Phillies are being viewed as a surprise contender to secure the services of two rumored targets linked to the New York Yankees. Despite the Yankees making significant offseason acquisitions, including Juan Soto, Alex Verdugo, and Marcus Stroman, they are not currently perceived as the top team in the American League East. The Baltimore Orioles, with 101 wins last season and the recent acquisition of pitcher Corbin Burnes, pose a formidable challenge.

Phillies eyeing Jordan Montgomery, Cody Bellinger | Yardbarker

Two players consistently associated with the Yankees this offseason are Cody Bellinger and Jordan Montgomery. While the likelihood of these moves remains uncertain, the Phillies are emerging as potential sleepers in the race to acquire either player, as noted by USA Today Sports’ Bob Nightengale. Executives believe that Philadelphia could be a contender for the remaining marquee free agents, offering a compelling alternative for both Montgomery and Bellinger.

The Phillies’ major move so far has been re-signing Aaron Nola, but adding Bellinger would bring Gold Glove-caliber defense and bolster the lineup with another impactful bat. Montgomery, on the other hand, would enhance the team’s starting rotation. However, the Phillies are inclined to stay patient unless the price tags of these players drop. While another significant move could make sense for the Yankees to compete in the upcoming season, the likelihood of securing Montgomery or Bellinger remains uncertain at this point.

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