Yu Darvish: Astros Should Have 2017 Title Stripped

"When a player cheats, you can't have a gold medal," Darvish says.

670 The Score Staff
February 16, 2020 - 3:57 pm

(670 The Score) A day after Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant ripped the Astros over their cheating scandal, right-hander Yu Darvish took aim at them as well Sunday.

Darvish believes the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 World Series title, he told reporters. Darvish was a member of the Dodgers team that lost to the Astros in seven games in the World Series that season.

"It's like the Olympics," Darvish said, according to ESPN. "When a player cheats, you can't have a gold medal, right? But they still have a World Series title. It (feels) weird."

Darvish performed poorly on the biggest stage in the season in which the Astros utilized their sign-stealing scheme. He went just 1 2/3 innings in each of his two starts in the World Series, allowing a combined nine runs, eight earned as the Dodgers lost both contests, including the decisive Game 7.

"I know they were stealing signs, but at the same time, I was not good during the World Series," Darvish said. "I'm better for what I went through. But, yeah, everyone is wondering about [their numbers] pitching against them."

In the aftermath, Darvish was informed that he was tipping his pitches in the World Series, though he cast doubt on that in the wake of the Astros' sign-stealing scheme becoming public.

"Was I tipping, or were they stealing?" Darvish asked last month.

For now, Darvish would just like to see the Astros stay silent. Astros shortstop Carlos Correra took the opposite approach Saturday, claiming Dodgers star Cody Bellinger was uninformed in his recent comments in which he harshly criticized the cheating scandal.

"So they cheat, I think they shouldn't talk right now," Darvish said of Correra and the Astros, according to ESPN. "Some people lost their job. They have to show more apology. I don't feel anything from those guys."

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