The Chicago White Sox are excited to have Dallas Keuchel in the mix. He was a part of the 2017 Houston Astros and should stop commenting on it.
The Chicago White Sox had absolutely nothing to do with the sign-stealing scandal of the Houston Astros. Every team in the league, however, is impacted by this story to some degree. Everyone is pretty upset at the events that took place involving this team over the last few years. The Chicago White Sox are being directly impacted based on the fact that they signed Dallas Keuchel in free agency, who was a pretty big part of the 2017 World Series Champion team.
Keuchel was not very cool about the comments that he made regarding the whole scandal. It is clear, according to the investigation, that the Astros used a couple of different techniques to steal signs from their opponents. The Astros were one of the elite teams during that time. They won the World Series in 2017, made it to the ALCS in 2018, and lost in the World Series in 2019. During their cheating time, they went on a good, although fake, run.
Jose Altuve won the MVP in 2017, which he probably didn’t deserve. They have also had many other players that could potentially have advanced their careers because of their cheating. That is why Dallas Keuchel should stop making disappointing comments. His old team was caught, so he should just acknowledge it. It was nice for him to apologize, but he doesn’t need to go beyond there.
He made claims that they would have won the Wolrd Series anyway. That is not what fans, the media, or anyone else wants to hear from anybody involved in the scandal. They probably deserved a worse punishment as an organization than they received, so the players defending something that was proven to be true seems off. It is in his best interest to stop defending the cheating and making it seem like it is no big deal because it is.
So how should White Sox fans handle this whole situation? The answer is to hope that this doesn’t affect Keuchel’s game. He is on the White Sox now. He was brought in to win baseball games for the Chicago team on the South Side. Hopefully, the problems of the Astros don’t affect anyone that has since left the organization because Keuchel is going to be a nice addition to the starting rotation. It would be nice for this whole thing to blow over, as far as he is concerned.