The Departure of Dallas McPherson
MLB.com reports that the Angels chose not to offer Dallas McPherson a new contract, making him a free agent.
The Riverside Press-Enterprise reported a week ago that Dallas was encouraged by his trial in fall instructional league and was willing to take any job, even in the minors, to get back into the game.
This morning’s Los Angeles Times reports Dallas was offered a contract but it was withdrawn:
McPherson, 27, said the Angels offered him a one-year contract but backed off before a deal could be finalized.
"We were close to an agreement on a contract," he said. "For whatever reason, they decided to pull the offer off the table. I wanted to be an Angel.
"They’ve been loyal to me. My biggest regret [is that] I can’t return that loyalty, the investment the Angels made in me."
I don’t expect Dallas to give up and go home. He’ll sign somewhere. And maybe in a couple years the Angels will regret withdrawing that contract.
Thanks for the memories, Dallas. You’re a class act.