In a move that shocked the baseball world, the Colorado Rockies have non-tendered 2019 All-Star David Dahl. The Angels should heavily pursue him.
Following the pandemic-induced shortened 2020 season, it was predicted that this offseason would be unlike any other. A few weeks into the offseason, that prediction has come true, and more. With teams making claims of profit loss, excuses for not paying players what they’re worth are starting to emerge. Around the league, players set to make a reasonable salary are being placed on waivers, bought-out, and non-tendered.
A myriad of quality players non-tendered ahead of Wednesday’s arbitration submission deadline, and among them, and most surprising was former Rockies outfielder David Dahl. Despite only predicted to make $2.6 million in arbitration, Colorado decided to non-tender the 26-year-old, which if it were up to me, Rockies GM Jeff Bridich would be in jail for this, but alas it is not.
On the flip side, one man’s crime is another man’s treasure (I don’t think that’s the right phrase but please bear with me). Dahl could be Perry Minasian’s treasure. Although signing an outfielder may seem low on the Angel’s list of priorities, it actually would be hugely beneficial for the desperate-for-postseason franchise. In this article I outline 3 reasons why signing Dahl would be a good fit.