An American Professional Baseball pitcher who has given seven years to Houston Astros is nowadays waiting to be recruited as a free agent. The left-handed starting pitcher has shown some interest in coming to New York to play in the Yankees Stadium.
The Yankees after being eliminated from the 2018 championship matches need to game up their pitching department anyway. And they have been considering Keuchel as a nice prospect.
Yankees have already signed CC Sabathia who goes pretty well with the Luis Severino and Masahiro Tanaka pair. Just two more and their pitching will be perfect. Among the rumored targets of Yankees are Patrick Corbin whose record is 56-54 with 3.91 ERA and Nathan Eovaldi who has a record of 44-53 with 636 strikeouts and 4.18 ERA. Other than these two Corey Kluber (96-55, 3.09 ERA), Carlos Carrasco (79-62, 3.71 ERA) and James Paxton (41-26, 3.42 ERA) are also being considered.
Among all of the prospects, Keuchel stands apart with a record of 76-63 and 3.66 ERA. The 30-year-old player is quite keen on playing for Yankees as it would seem from one of his recent interviews with FOX where he deliberately admitted that The Yankees has a certain pull.
“Everyone’s in play right now,” he said, “The lure of the city would be really cool. I like pitching in Yankee Stadium.”
Keuchel went 12-11 with a 3.74 ERA this season and he is all about winning as it is apparent from his following comment.
“It’s all about winning and I’ve made that very clear from Day 1 of my career starting to this position right now,” said Keuchel.
Seeing how Keuchel has named two All-Star games to himself, it is to be expected that he is in a lot of demand right now with no exceptions from his formal team Astros. Astros have put a good offer in front of the player but it is expected that he will decline. And if any other team ends up signing him it will just be a great loss on the Yankees part.
However, the player himself seems to be interested in wearing pinstripes so you never know what’s going to happen next.