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  1. The Diamondbacks could have unwittingly sank their season by choosing Miranda, Nady, and Branyan over Allen.

    Comment by Brad Johnson — July 14, 2011 @ 3:29 pm

  2. PCL…PCL…PCL…that’s all I have to say!. Hopefully Allen will continue to stink at the MLB level so I can get my chance!

    Comment by Paul Goldschmidt — July 14, 2011 @ 3:31 pm

  3. It can’t be ignored that like half of the Reno lineup has an OPS over 1.000. In that context, his MiLB numbers are solid, but not superb.

    Comment by Dan — July 14, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

  4. PCL Batting stats too much to ignore?

    Brandon Allen is awesome is AAA/PCL. So is Brandon Wood.

    I’m all for Allen getting another shot. But, in MLB he’s a fraction of what he is in the PCL. That should be understood by this point.

    Allen makes as good a dice roll as any right now.

    That’s not due to Allen’s greatness. Any replacement level 1B is as good as a dice roll as what they’ve been getting.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — July 14, 2011 @ 3:40 pm

  5. Clakity clackity clack!

    Comment by Wes — July 14, 2011 @ 4:04 pm


    Comment by SP Ver2.0 — July 14, 2011 @ 4:09 pm

  7. Anybody check out Chris Davis’ stats in AAA? PCL or not, HUGE.

    Comment by tdotsports1 — July 14, 2011 @ 4:22 pm

  8. Now if only we can free Sean Burroughs…from the confines of having a job.

    Comment by DbacksSkins — July 14, 2011 @ 4:24 pm

  9. As a Dodger fan looking for a future Loney replacement, I made a list of minor league firstbaseman that could help in 2012.

    Brandon Allen
    Kyle Blanks
    Mat Gamel
    Kila Ka’aihue
    Mike Carp
    Chris Davis
    Yonder Alonso

    I am just wondering what the Fangraph’s crowd thinks of this bunch?

    Comment by Table — July 14, 2011 @ 4:42 pm

  10. I think that if ka’aihue is on a list of players that would improve a team’s 1B situation then it’s a pretty serious issue

    Comment by juan pierre's mustache — July 14, 2011 @ 4:54 pm

  11. Miranda DFA’d?

    Comment by SouthPawRyno — July 14, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

  12. It’s not so much about improving as it is finding someone worth taking a risk on.

    Comment by Chair — July 14, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

  13. and yes, James Loney is a pretty serious issue.

    Comment by Chair — July 14, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

  14. No doubt he’s better than Miranda/Nady, but I’m not excited.

    Comment by west — July 14, 2011 @ 6:25 pm

  15. Brandon Allen joins Dan Haren in the “overrated by fangraphs” club, although haren has at least been good in the majors. I don’t expect a whole lot more from Allen than Miranda. If nothing else, now they have no excuse but to call up goldschmidt if Allen fails.

    Comment by Jason — July 14, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

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    Comment by zhongykl — July 14, 2011 @ 11:18 pm

  17. if Allen succeeds now, what does that mean for Goldschmidt’s future?

    Comment by Hank — July 15, 2011 @ 10:30 am

  18. And yet, the Giants continue to let Brandon Belt languish.

    Comment by GiantHusker — July 15, 2011 @ 12:29 pm

  19. I was going to say the same thing. This is the same organization that has benched Ryan Roberts and his .346 wOBA in favor of Sean Burroughs.

    Comment by chuckb — July 15, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

  20. Have you noticed who the Dodgers have at 1B?

    I’m not sure that it wouldn’t make more sense for Mattingly to come out of retirement and take on the mantle of player-coach.

    Comment by chuckb — July 15, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

  21. Brandon Allen and Dan Haren? Yeah!

    Dan Haren’s overrated! (insert eye roll here!) His numbers just this year are better than many AL pitchers who made the All-Star team and there was nary a mention by anyone in the MSM about him being overlooked. Even those of you who love wins and ERA would love Haren’s 10-5/2.61 mark this year.

    Comment by chuckb — July 15, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

  22. C’mon man. Not even close.

    Brandon Allen and Kila are certainly over-rated by FG … to the point of being obnoxious about it.

    Dan Haren is a really, really good pitcher where the debate is whether he’s “ace” material or just a very good number 1-2.

    Completely different scenarios.

    Brandon Allen’s situation is FG not being able to admit defeat.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — July 15, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

  23. Aubrey Huff dude! He even hit a HR last night.

    Comment by Wes — July 15, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

  24. I played a little with/against (with on selct teams/against in high school) Brandon in high school and I saw him hit the furthest homer I had ever seen in high school up to that point, but the only part that sucked was I was the one that threw the pitch. It was about as perfect a pitch you could throw and he hit it over like 5 busses in the parking lot. I couldn’t even be pissed.

    The only ball I ever saw go farther in high school was from Paul Goldschmidt (who was on my brother’s team). Kind of weird that they are battling for the 1B spot in Arizona (being they grew up less than 1 hour from each other.

    Comment by Josh — July 18, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

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