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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Tuesday, August 6th edition of Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox.

Discussing baseball is as fun as the game itself. It has a way of bringing people together to share different opinions about the sport we all love. A similar action can be done with fantasy baseball where we not only discuss topics but also look to improve our teams as well as the teams of our fellow fantasy baseball enthusiasts. Everyone has their own perspectives which are not to be cast off as frivolous. They should be used as a method of expanding our own knowledge.

In this article, I review the previous day's boxscores and provide my opinion on a variety of topics. Some will be random, some will be fun, and some will be stat-driven. It's a soapbox so I may rant from time to time as well. So without any further delay, below are my thoughts on August 6th. Enjoy them. You can even respond with your own thoughts on Twitter @EllisCan2.

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Daily Musings

  • Jacob deGrom w/Cy Young-caliber welcome party for Isan Diaz (first major-league homer). Endless kindness.
  • Jeff McNeil w/14th blast. "Only a batting average guy" might reach 20 taters. Cramps? Midol or pickle juice, pick one.
  • 29-year-old Jon Berti stealing bases. Intriguing.
  • Two-straight HR games, J.D. Davis needs to be owned more. Finally getting playing time. only 12% owned.
  • Ditto for Michael Conforto. 6HR, 13RBI, .298AVG last 15 days. Looking for a strong finish to the year. 83% owned.
  • "Wait for me guys." ~ Peter Alonso w/35th mosh pit-starter.
  • Seth Lugo(2SV), you look like a closer. Doesn't seem like anyone is in your way.
  • Christian Yelich must be claustrophobic. Mashes two taters(39) to get more breathing room.
  • THUNDER!!! Mike Moustakas scorches a 459ft fireball(27) into the stands. 111mph exit velo. HOT DAMN!
  • Trent Grisham w/three RBI, .333AVG. Loves him some righties.
  • Well done, Bryan Reynolds. Double-digit dingers(10) to go with .337AVG.
  • Yankee studs injured? Bring in replacements. Mike Tauchman(2), Austin Romine, and Brett Gardner flexing, w/BAL assistance.
  • Do you still appreciate Jonathan Villar's contributions? 15HR, 24SB, .267AVG.
  • Cheslor Cuthbert w/seventh homer, .290AVG. Time to reinvestigate your skills.
  • Rafael Devers gets 23rd HR. Leads team w/87RBI. Bring back the steals.
  • You won't be able to afford Luis Castillo in 2020. 7IP, 2ER, 13K leads to 11th win.
  • Mike Trout's quickness(nine SB) keeps his target within site while enjoying his combo meal...37th crowd-pleaser. A 442ft gentle kiss into the wind.
  • "Is Charlie Morton supposed to be good?" ~ Bo Bichette struts stuff around bases for the third time of his career. You a bad man, Bo.
  • Lucas Giolito joins 12-Win club. There goes the neighborhood.
  • Mike Minor silences rejuvenated CLE lineup. 10W.
  • Nicholas Castellanos hits first HR as a Cub(12). Marcus Semien abruptly sends two missiles(19) into orbit. Javier Baez counters w/two moon-dogs(28) of his own.
  • Give Max some headroom. Max Kepler keeps throwing elbows (31st HR).
  • Someone pinch me. Miguel Sano hitting .241 w/19HR?
  • Oooh-La-La. Vince Velasquez gets fourth win. 7IP, 2ER, 3K. It's all about matchups & timing.
  • Trea Turner is doing his best to return your investment. 23rd SB.
  • (not brother) Justin Turner shows his wheels too (two). YES! Count Em!
  • Cody Bellinger w/37th I'm-doing-what-Mike-Trout-is-doing.
  • Dodgers pandora's box of pitching continues. Tony Gonsolin w/6IP, 0ER, 7K.
  • Have a great Tuesday. Reach out to someone new today. Ask a question, say hello. give a compliment.
  • No Fear, Just Fantasy.

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