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Doug's Four-point Stance: Thank Tom Allison for Paul Goldschmidt
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Doug’s Four-point Stance: Thank Tom Allison for Paul Goldschmidt

TOM ALLISON

Allison has been an unsung member of quite a few successful drafts for the D-backs. He wanted Chris Sale and was overruled by Josh Byrnes in order to draft Barrett Loux, who never picked up a baseball for Arizona.

I bring up Allison in respect to the last two games. It was the eighth round of the 2009 MLB draft. The Diamondbacks are on the clock and they have first baseman all up and down their organization. There was absolutely no reason to take Paul Goldschmidt. Allison stood on the table saying this is the best player available and we’re not going to pass him up.

Thanks, Tom.

DIDI/CHOO/BAUER

Didi’s slash: .436/.463/.769

Choo’s slash: .333/.465/.587

Bauer’s line: 1-1, 2.70…basically one horrible start and one pretty good one

DODGERS

I think the Dodgers will keep Don Mattingly until the Angels fire Mike Scioscia.

MEL KIPER

I love Mel and I love the NFL Draft. He just released his 2014 big board. I was talking about South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney two years ago while I was watching Melvin Ingram, so I knew Clowney would be in the top spot. I can’t help but remember how much this honor helped this year’s number one on the big board at this point last year: Matt Barkley.