Jordan Montgomery's stock continues to rise thanks to his mastery of the postseason.
Though not a stereotypical ace, the 30-year-old left-hander is certainly pitching like one this postseason. The Texas Rangers acquired him from the St. Louis Cardinals at the trade deadline.
In 32 starts, Montgomery went 10-11 with a 3.20 ERA. This postseason, he has been a revelation. In his three starts, he is 2-0 and owns a solid ERA of 2.08. With the way he's pitching, he's set up well to receive a big payday this coming winter.
In that case, the Dodgers could be in a good position to sign him. They need pitchers who can give them a chance to win games in the postseason. They haven't won a playoff game since Game 1 of last year's NLDS against the San Diego Padres.
Montgomery is quickly building up a strong postseason resume. He owns a career 1.88 ERA in postseason play after his dominant outing in Game 1 of the ALCS.
He could be a solid No. 2 starter next to Walker Buehler when the right-hander returns from Tommy John surgery, and the Dodgers could once again have a truly scary rotation.