Atlanta's World Series Odds Improve Big Time After Braves Sign Pitcher Dallas Keuchel

By Leo Abbe-Schneider
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It didn't take long for the MLB futures markets to adjust after the Atlanta Braves signed pitcher Dallas Keuchel. While there were a number of teams jockeying for Keuchel, he ultimately went with the Braves and the prorated $13.1 million they offered him for the remainder of the 2019 MLB season.

The Braves' odds to win the World Series were practically cut in half once the deal became official. They were +2400 before signing Keuchel, and now sit at +1300, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Despite being two games behind Philadelphia for the NL East lead, the odds for the Braves to win the division have shifted close to even with the Phils. While the Phillies remain the odds-on favorites to win the division at -110, the Braves are hot on their tail at +140. The Braves' odds to win the NL Pennant didn't move much, but still shifted in a positive direction, going from +800 to +750.

Keuchel said he wanted to sign with a contender, with the hope of pitching deep into the postseason again, and looking at Atlanta's odds, the left-hander just might have made the right decision in order to do so.

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