Dallas Keuchel is still a free agent and a number of teams around Major League Baseball could use the help of the former Cy Young Award winner.
Keuchel turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer from the Houston Astros over the winter. A few reasons he remains available for teams is that he’s looking for a large sum of money to throw a baseball, and teams are shying away from the 30-year-old who has only won more than 15 games one time in his career, and that was his 20-win campaign where he claimed the Cy Young Award. The other reason Keuchel is still available is teams would have to give up a draft pick to the Astros if he is signed before the MLB draft on June 3.
With Memorial Day right around the corner, it appears Keuchel is going to be waiting a few more weeks until he gets offers. The Rockies, however, could use a veteran like Keuchel on the mound.
For a Rockies team that has struggled most of the year, Keuchel could bring life back to a franchise looking to make a third consecutive postseason appearance. The question remains, will the Rockies be willing to spend the money for a annual rental? Or could they make a splash and sign him to a long-term deal?
One thing is well known, though, and that is the Rockies starting rotation has not lived up to expectations thus far in 2019.
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