Re-grading the Texas Rangers’ 2021 off-season one year later

Seth Carlson
Aug 19, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe (30) in action during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 19, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers first baseman Nathaniel Lowe (30) in action during the game between the Texas Rangers and the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Jul 11, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder David Dahl (21) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 11, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder David Dahl (21) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the fifth inning against the Oakland Athletics at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Re-grading the Texas Rangers’ 2021 off-season a year later

Signing OF David Dahl

Joey Gallo recruited Dahl, a former All-Star with the Colorado Rockies, to play on the Texas Rangers in 2021.

Yeah, that didn’t work so well.

By mid-season, Gallo and Dahl were both gone, for different reasons. Gallo a good one and Dahl, well… a not good one.

Dahl’s biggest knock has always been his injury history, and that reared its ugly head in Arlington in 2021. He played just 63 games, posting a .569 OPS in those games.

It’s not as if expectations were very high for Dahl on a one year “prove it” deal, but having a dreadful season before being DFA’d by mid-season was not what the Texas Rangers had in mind, either.

Grade: F

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