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Dallas Keuchel Newsbeat

Monday, April 15, 2019

Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel reportedly are lowering their free agent asking prices

Work can be hard to find for All-Stars these days. Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel can attest to that.

The pair of free-agent pitchers have not yet found a home two weeks into the regular season because teams haven’t been willing to meet their asking prices. However, that may change soon as the pair reportedly are willing to accept smaller deals.

On Saturday night, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported that Kimbrel is now seeking a three-year deal at a lower annual average value than he originally demanded. Meanwhile, ESPN’s Buster Olney reported on Sunday that Keuchel could be open to a one-year deal.

How much longer these players’ absences will continue is a tough questions. Some teams may prefer to wait until June when the draft pick penalty no longer applies. But something needed to change, and apparently that may be the players’ asking prices.

As with the limbo, it will be interesting to see how low they can go….

 

QLE Posted: April 15, 2019 at 07:44 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: craig kimbrel, dallas keuchel, free agency

Monday, April 08, 2019

Dallas Keuchel’s asking price may be dropping

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports hears that free agent left-hander Dallas Keuchel may be lowering his asking price in hopes of finding a major-league deal, per a report on Saturday. Rosenthal cites a source that believes Keuchel is looking for a one-year deal above the $17.9 million qualifying offer he rejected from the Astros last fall, though he’s still open to a long-term contract at lower terms than the original $150-200 million deal he was seeking over a six- or seven-year span.

If we wait long enough, he’ll play the softball game for a few cans of beer….

QLE Posted: April 08, 2019 at 09:48 AM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: dallas keuchel, free agents, hot stove

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Which MLB free agent would be better for Mets: Craig Kimbrel or Dallas Keuchel?

According to The Athletic, the Mets continue to check in on the market for closer Craig Kimbrel and starter Dallas Keuchel, which I’m sure is true. However, team sources Sunday were quick to leak to several reporters that Rosenthal’s report is a bit overstated and that the team is simply doing standard due diligence.

I have no doubt that Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is always in touch with other teams and agents, keeping an open mind to any way his team can improve. So, the above report and response shouldn’t be surprising because, 1) the Mets have available money in their 2019 budget, 2) they remain $30-40 million under the luxury tax threshold, and 3) both players would significantly improve Van Wagenen’s roster.

The thing is, if given the green light and forced to choose, should Van Wagenen go Keuchel or Kimbrel?

The bigger question- given the reputation of the Mets’ medical staff, why would either of them want to sign with the team?

 

QLE Posted: April 02, 2019 at 04:19 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: craig kimbrel, dallas keuchel, mets

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Keuchel in discussions with ‘a number of clubs’ – agent

MLB free agent Dallas Keuchel is “in discussions with a number of clubs”, according to his agent Scott Boras.

Keuchel – the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner is still without a team after leaving the Houston Astros last season.

However, Boras told the MLB Network: “We are in discussion with a number of clubs.”

Keuchel remains a free agent, two days into the MLB season, and he is reportedly committed to waiting for the “right offer.”

Wondering if where I had to go to find this is just a coincidence, or a sign that he’s gotten very desperate indeed….

 

QLE Posted: March 30, 2019 at 08:26 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: dallas keuchel, hot stove, scott boras

Saturday, March 09, 2019

Historical Market Price Points For Dallas Keuchel - MLB Trade Rumors

Would it really be that unimaginable for Keuchel to settle on a pillow deal? In some ways, yeah, it’s tough to see how that could come to pass. But it wouldn’t be without precedent. Ervin Santana ran up a 3.24 ERA in 211 frames in 2014 and entered the ensuing offseason at 31 years of age. He reputedly sought too big a deal early on and then rejected lower-AAV, mid-range deals later in the winter. He ended up securing a one-year, $14.1MM contract — the exact value of the qualifying offer he had previously rejected — when the Braves finally ponied up because their rotation fell apart in camp. That’s the most directly relevant case to Keuchel’s, though others have ended up in similar situations. Jackson, for instance, settled for $11MM with the Nationals in 2011-12. Both Santana and Jackson ended up going back onto the open market in the ensuing winter and securing one of the mid-rotation, four-year deals cited above.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 09, 2019 at 10:03 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: dallas keuchel, free agents

Friday, March 08, 2019

Report: Astros have made one- and two-year contract offers to Dallas Keuchel

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros have made one- and two-year contract offers to free agent starter Dallas Keuchel. The offers, however, were not what the lefty is looking for. What Keuchel is looking for is not specifically known yet.

Keuchel, 31, finished with a 3.74 ERA and a 153/58 K/BB ratio in 204 2/3 innings last season with the Astros. He’s been mostly terrific over the last five years, including winning the AL Cy Young Award in 2015. However, his age and a shaky 2016 effort in which he posted a 4.55 ERA may have teams balking at committing to him beyond one or two years.

They have also given Mr. Keuchel his choice of the box, or whatever Carol Merrill has behind the curtain.

QLE Posted: March 08, 2019 at 03:57 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, dallas keuchel, hot stove

 

 

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