Thursday, June 25, 2009

7th Round pick Dallas Keuchel is "50-50"

In a Q&A with the Examiner, Arkansas RHP Dallas Keuchel may/may not sign with the Astros.

Right now, I'm 50-50 on my decision. I really like the Astros, and I would like nothing more than to sign with them. However, I do have some unfinished business at Arkansas. Before the College World Series, I was set on signing. Now, after the special experience, I need to take some time to make the best decision for myself and family...

...My goal was to win 20 career games. Currently, I have 19 wins. I really want to reach 20. Also, we have several guys from this World Series team coming back next year, combined with a solid recruiting class. If I return to Arkansas for my senior year, we have a chance to make it back to Omaha. Also, I might be able to improve my draft status...

...(The Astros) have definitely been persistent. Jim (Stevenson) called and informed me that the Astros are prepared to make me an offer this week. He's going to stop by the house in Tulsa. All he said was I'll be happy with the offer, and it's above the slotted system for being a seventh-round pick....

...It's going to come down to the offer. I believe I've earned a fair signing bonus. Like I said, I'm 50-50 on my decision, but if they make me an offer I can't refuse, I'm going to lean toward signing with the Astros.

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