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The Cubs know Mike Montgomery wants to start, but they are still in the market for another starting pitcher.
Spin: "[Montgomery] knows we think he can do both," Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Wednesday of the lefty, who was 5-5 with a 4.15 ERA in 14 starts and compiled a 2.49 ERA in 30 relief appearances last season. Montgomery will be stretched out as a starter in Spring Training but is projected for the bullpen when the regular season begins. There was a report on Tuesday that Montgomery wanted to start or be traded, and Epstein said he would talk to the pitcher after the Winter Meetings end. Epstein didn't expect any problems with the left-hander. "I believe in Mike Montgomery," Epstein said. "He's a team player. He's a member of this organization in good standing and has added to our culture. You want the best for your players and to fulfill all their hopes and their ambitions, and you want their careers to go the way they want them to."
Cubs President Theo Epstein discusses pitcher Mike Montgomery's role and the Cardinals' offseason moves. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Mike Montgomery wants a chance to start with the Cubs in 2018, per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Montgomery posted a 4.15 ERA in 69 1/3 innings as a starter in 2017, and a 2. [...]
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The current trend indicates that there has been minimal movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Montgomery. In the past week his own percentage has increased by 0.91% . Meanwhile his start percentage has increased by 0.56% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Montgomery is 52.38% and his lowest is 46.08%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 75.76% and lowest is 71.70%.
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