Dodgers fans going nuts over alleged Jordan Montgomery Instagram activity

Championship Series - Texas Rangers v Houston Astros - Game One
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Throughout these later months of the offseason, the Dodgers have conspicuously avoided two of the biggest free agents left on the market: Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery. LA seemed to call it a wrap on rotation additions after signing James Paxton in late January. Despite not making any noise about Snell and Montgomery prior, it seemed like they closed the door on even the vague possibility of signing either of them with that move.

Snell has reportedly been of interest to the Yankees and Giants, while Montgomery has reportedly been in contact with the Red Sox. In Montgomery's case, this came after Rangers GM Chris Young announced in mid-February that Texas did "not expect further additions." And then there are the four mystery teams reportedly in on both, according to shared agent Scott Boras.

We've already discussed at some length how the Dodgers don't like to deal with Boras when it comes to his biggest clients, but might they make an exception for Montgomery, who caused a stir by allegedly unfollowing the Rangers on Instagram recently? What's more, he only follows two MLB team accounts there: the Braves and Dodgers.

Jordan Montgomery unfollows Texas Rangers on Instagram, still follows Dodgers

If Montgomery did join the Dodgers, it would make the rotation even more crowded and potentially messy when Walker Buehler and Clayton Kershaw return from injury, but he would also be a more ideal starter than Paxton or even Emmet Sheehan, who the Dodgers seem excited about but who's still largely untested in the major leagues (he pitched 60 1/3 innings in 2023).

Two other Boras clients, Matt Chapman and Cody Bellinger, had delayed free agencies that only ended within the last few weeks and resulted in similarly structured contracts: relatively short and high-value, with a lot of player options.

The Dodgers are certainly no strangers to a weird, complicated contract, and it seems like Boras and his clients are mostly losing the waiting games they're playing with clubs. Could the Dodgers swoop in and take advantage of that? After his postseason performance last year, it'd probably be nicer to have him on their side rather than face him in October.