Back to the MLB Newsfeed

Dallas Keuchel Defends 2017 Astros World Series Title: 'We Earned the Right'

Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Chicago White Sox pitcher Dallas Keuchel was a member of the 2017 Houston Astros and stressed that the team "earned the right" to be World Series champions even with the sign-stealing scandal that has dominated headlines this offseason.

"I'm just one dude. I guess it's ultimately up to the individual," told reporters. "We're always going to be World Series champs because we were talented, and to me, we earned the right to be World Series champs."

He also pointed out: "Just because stuff came out about the 2017 Astros doesn't mean other teams weren't doing illegal stuff.