The Houston Astros may soon be considered a dynasty.
Back in the World Series for the fourth time since 2017, the Astros have a chance to take home their second World Series title as they take on the Philadelphia Phillies starting tonight.
Yesterday was media day for the World Series, and Lance McCullers Jr. was asked about the Astros potentially becoming a dynasty.
McCullers commented that if the Astros were to win this World Series against the Phillies, that it would be fair to consider them a dynasty.
“I think dynasties are gauged by championships. But that story isn’t done yet,” said McCullers. “I definitely think winning the World Series would cement our place in this era of baseball as far as how we’ve handled and dominated a large portion of it.”
Lance McCullers Jr: "I think dynasties are gauged by championships. But that story isn't done yet. I definitely think (winning the World Series) would cement our place in this era of baseball as far as how we've handled and dominated a large portion of it."
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) October 27, 2022
Are The Astros A Dynasty?
Depending on how you look at 2017, this can be taken one of two ways.
Some may overlook what the Astros did in order to win it all in 2017 and say that a championship is a championship.
Others will cite it as not being legitimate because of the Astros’ methods.
Either way, if they win this year, it’s two World Series titles in the last six years, adding to four pennants in that time span.
McCullers is correct that dynasties are gauged by championships.
Like it or not, the Astros have been a model of consistency for the past six years and remain an elite franchise.
Will they overcome the Phillies and cement their place as a dynasty?