It's almost impossible for the Cincinnati Reds to attract big time free agents, especially pitchers, as they are in arguably the most hitter-friendly ballpark in baseball.
However, according to Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, the Reds are "all over" former AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel in free agency.
Cincinnati has trouble attracting free agent pitchers to that park, but they are aiming high here https://t.co/ZCtL64imaJ— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 29, 2018
From the beginning, Keuchel has made it known he wouldn't mind pitching in New York for the Yankees. Hell, he'd even shave his epic beard to pitch in the Bronx. If the Yankees felt the same way, that would obviously hurt their chances of signing Keuchel, but the big-time interest the Yankees have in Patrick Corbin could force Keuchel to look elsewhere.
Reds 'all over' free agent SP Dallas Keuchel https://t.co/ZTdS2IOIve— Rotoworld Baseball (@Rotoworld_BB) November 29, 2018
The 30-year-old's ability to create soft contact and get the ball on the ground would help his chances of having success in Cincinnati. In 34 starts this past season, Keuchel posted a 3.74 ERA over 204.2 innings.
The Reds have money to spend and they have a desperate need for starting pitching. We could be looking at an overpay by a team trying to generate some buzz and expedite their window to win.