The fire sale in Oakland is likely to persist as Athletics right-hander Frankie Montas continues to generate interest from around Major League Baseball. 

The New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees are among the teams that have been linked to Montas recently, according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post. 

The news comes after The Athletic's Jim Bowden reported in April that Montas was likely to be dealt "long before" the August 2 trade deadline as the A's continue to shed payroll and talent in hopes of building for the future. 

Montas has been Oakland's best starting pitcher this season. The 29-year-old has posted a 3.67 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 49 innings across eight starts. It follows a 2021 campaign in which he made 32 starts and punched out 207 batters in 187 innings. 

If Montas is traded, the A's rotation will be down to Cole Irvin, Daulton Jefferies, Paul Blackburn and James Kaprielian. They have combined for a 7-10 record and 3.71 ERA this season.