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Good article by Baggs - Get to know your Giants' scout

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Baggs has a nice article in the Sunday paper. He gives us a profile of Doug Mapson, one of the Giants' senior scouts/crosscheckers. Mapson was the guy who talked the Cubs into drafting Greg Maddox out of high school when Maddox was a skinny, short and uninspiring physical specimen. More importantly to us, Mapson was the guy that talked the Giants into drafting Brandon Belt in the 5th round of the 2009 draft. BTW, I posted a fanshot on the Doug Mapson & BBelt story all the way back in the middle of last July (hat-tip to John Klima and baseballbeginnings.com) - here's the link: Meet Doug Mapson - The Genius Behind the Brandon Belt Pick See what you get by being a McCoven regular? We scooped the best Giants professional scribe by more than 7 months. Of course, Baggs's article is more interesting, better-written, and much more in-depth, but I'm just saying...

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