When pitcher Dallas Keuchel hit free agency, the thought was that there would be a good market for the 31-year-old. Recent reports from MLB insider Mike Stanton state that there were never significant offers for Keuchel despite rumors to the contrary.
According to rumors, the Astros extended Keuchel a one-year and two-year deal, but it was the not the contract he was looking for at that point of the offseason. Keuchel is seeking a long-term deal and there has been some interest shown by the Phillies but in both cases, Keuchel is nowhere near a deal.
While Keuchel did not have an amazing season last year, his production was still above average as he was one of only 13 pitchers to throw over 200 frames. Over this stretch, he posted a 3.74 ERA which, despite being 0.08 points over his career average, is still solid at the age of 31.
As of right now, the Astros are still showing interest which means there's a chance he returns to the team next year. The Phillies interest in Keuchel might depend on whether the team can secure closer Craig Kimbrel, as their funds are limited after giving Bryce Harper a massive contract.