San Francisco Giants: Three moves to push the Giants into the playoffs

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 26: President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi of the San Francisco Giants talks on the phone before the postponement of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 26, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Several sporting leagues across the nation today are postponing their schedules as players protest the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha, Wisconsin police. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 26: President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi of the San Francisco Giants talks on the phone before the postponement of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Oracle Park on August 26, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Several sporting leagues across the nation today are postponing their schedules as players protest the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha, Wisconsin police. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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The San Francisco Giants should pursue outfielder David Dahl.

So, what about that left-handed bat? The San Francisco Giants added Jason Vosler earlier in the offseason, a left-handed option who can play third base and spell Evan Longoria some, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see the team make another addition to the infield mix.

However, Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi was intrigued by a number of recently non-tendered options (Matt Wisler included) and one name continues to stand out above the rest as a good addition.

Surprisingly, outfielder David Dahl was let go by Colorado last week, a potential high-upside addition for another organization looking for outfield help.

Dahl figures to have multiple suitors, some of whom likely to offer a full-time starting outfield role, but the Giants should be heavily in the mix here.

A former 10th overall draft pick and top prospect with the Rockies, Dahl was an All-Star in 2019, slashing .302/.353/.524 with 15 home runs, 28 doubles, and five triples, playing all three outfield spots defensively.

Dahl is a left-handed hitter who can play center field and flashed some real ability when healthy. Injuries have been a major concern over his career, but the Giants wouldn’t be asking him to start every day, allowing them to keep him fresh against right-handed pitching.

With an outfield of Mike Yastrzemski, Alex Dickerson, and Mauricio Dubon, Dahl would provide quality depth and allow the Giants to keep Dickerson fresh with extra days off as well. And it doesn’t hurt that Dahl is very familiar with NL West pitching and ballparks.

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It’s going to take some work, but by adding these three free agents, the San Francisco Giants would put themselves in a great position to make the playoffs in 2021.