Dallas Keuchel

5 Most Likely Landing Spots for Dallas Keuchel Before MLB Opening Day

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Former Cy Young Award winner and Houston Astros' ace Dallas Keuchel is still a free agent, despite a regular-season game being played in Japan early this morning. As we now sit a little more than a week away from MLB Opening Day – on Thursday, March 28 – let's take a look at some teams that could make a last-minute move to sign the 31-year-old southpaw. 

5. Philadelphia Phillies

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Yes, the Phillies spent a bunch of money this offseason, with most of it going to Bryce Harper, but one thing they still need is pitching. After swinging and missing on young lefty Patrick Corbin, who signed with their division-rival Washington Nationals, the Phillies could sign Keuchel to be that potential missing piece to a possible World Series roster.

4. New York Yankees

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The Yankees made some solid pitching moves this offseason, most notably dealing Justus Sheffield for then-Seattle Mariners' ace James Paxton. C.C. Sabathia and Luis Severino are both likely to miss Opening Day, so adding Keuchel, along with the recently-signed Gio Gonzalez, could provide the Yankees with enough depth to get through the dog days of summer and into the postseason.

3. Atlanta Braves

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The Braves are a young team on the rise with exciting young offensive pieces, but their rotation could use some help, especially from a former Cy Young winner like Keuchel. The team's ace, Mike Foltynewicz, is dealing with elbow issues and Keuchel could help ease that pain and lead this quality, young team to the promised land.

2. Los Angeles Angels

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The Angels locked up Mike Trout with a 12-year, $430-million deal and adding a guy like Keuchel brings both playoff and World Series pedigree to a team that has been pretty much void of both since Trout has been in the majors. The left-hander could be enough to propel the Angels into the playoff picture. 

1. Houston Astros

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The Astros have had an oddly quiet offseason. They've watched players like Marwin Gonzalez and Charlie Morton walk out the door, all while their biggest competition in the American League have been making moves and adding pieces left and right. They have reportedly low-balled Keuchel with short-term deals, but don't be surprised if Keuchel ends up back in Houston as long as these two parties can agree on a reasonable number before Opening Day.

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