Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel Signings Could Alter World Series Odds

By Paul Shapiro
Divisional Round - Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - Game Two
Divisional Round - Boston Red Sox v Houston Astros - Game Two / Ronald Martinez
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The Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel sweepstakes is officially underway, now that the 2019 MLB First-Year Player Draft has come and gone.

With teams no longer having to give up a compensatory pick, if they sign either of the All-Star pitchers, it's open season for World Series contenders to finally make their move.

Lots of teams already in that conversation could add Keuchel and/or Kimbrel. The New York Yankees at +600 odds to win, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, and the Atlanta Braves at +2000 were both recently linked to the left-hander while Kimbrel's services have been connected to the Minnesota Twins (+700) and Chicago Cubs (+2600). All four of those squads are in the top-10 when it comes to best odds to win the World Series.

It's clear that if and when these two pitchers sign, the odds will undoubtedly move.

And, amazingly, the list of suitors for Keuchel and Kimbrel doesn't include the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are the favorites to win the World Series with +310 odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

With lots of baseball still left to be played, look for these two signings to shift the scales as we head into the dog days of summer.


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