​The MLB Hot Stove may finally be heating up with news that former Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel might actually be down to three teams in his free agency decision. 


The former Cy Young Award winner is rumored to be debating between re-signing with Houston, or joining the Milwaukee Brewers or Atlanta Braves.

If accurate, it's no surprise these teams would be gunning for Keuchel, since all three of them made the playoffs last year but failed to reach the World Series. Each team could use a strong arm in their rotation to better their shot at capturing a pennant in 2019.


The details of these offers vary, as Houston is offering two years with an option, while Milwaukee is offering three years. There are no details about Atlanta's offer, but it should be another short-term contract, since none of these teams want to be tied down with long-term deals.


The most likely scenario of these three would be Atlanta, since they are lacking the necessary arms to fill out their championship-level rotation with experience. The Braves' current rotation features Mike Foltynewicz, Kevin Gausman, Sean Newcomb and Julio Teheran. Atlanta has made some moves this offseason, but none have addressed this concern.


Adding Keuchel to this rotation would make the Braves the clear-cut favorite in the NL East and a legitimate threat in October.