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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the Friday, September 20th 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 September 20th. Enjoy them. You can even respond with your own thoughts on Twitter @EllisCan2.

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Daily Musings

  • "Stamp his hand, big man.” The bouncer, outwardly dejected, grabbed the stamp and placed it firmly on the back of Ronald Acuna’s hand. '40/35'.
  • Aaron Nola takes the L. 3.75ERA (4.01FIP). Nats next. Let's finish strong.
  • People seem to have left the game. Saves & speed are widely available to help you finish your leagues strong.
  • To think, most everyone said “Pass.” Mark Melancon w/12th & Brandon Workman w/15th saves.
  • Ground balls (51%) are working for Mike Soroka. 13th W. Let's be greedy: more SwingStrikes (10%), please.
  • Well rested, Austin Riley made a long-distance deposit (18).
  • Joe Musgrove undone by Mariners…and Pirates too. 5ER, 4R(2ER), 6K.
  • Eduardo Rodriguez didn’t go seven, but there was no need.10K in 6IP.
  • Andrew Benintendi w/40th double (one short of 2018). The biggest disappointment for my squads. I’m glad half the teams were able to overcome such a blunder.
  • Xander Bogaerts puts RBI tally to 109. 31HR. SS position is loaded.
  • Well lookie-lookie, Lorenzo Cain matches 2018 HR tally (10). 17SB & .251AVG cry for help.
  • How does Eric Hosmer only have 21 homers in this new era of synthetic rubber baseballs?
  • BANGARANG! Brett Gardner sends his cowhide airplane flying (26).
  • Look at me, Pa! I can do it too. Clint Frazier seeks acceptance & more playing time w/12 dinger.
  • Is this the last ride for Kole Calhoun with this outfit? 32nd long ball.
  • Masahiro Tanaka allows people to reminisce of days gone by. 7IP, 0ER, 6K.
  • Welcome back, Austin Hays. Here’s your first MLB HR (of 2019). The collection sits at two. Won’t stay there long.
  • Cavan Biggio, they love you. The fantasy world is talking about you. 15th HR will add more helium.
  • “I return, I homer.” “I return, I homer.” “I return, I homer.” The mantra worked, Anthony Rizzo. 27th keepsake delivered.
  • Jack Flaherty headed to 818 Beachfront Avenue. Damn, you’re clueless. Vanilla Ice said a1a beachfront ave. He wasn’t talking about 8IP, 1ER, 8K.
  • Not superb: Carlos Martinez. 0.1IP, 3ER. Clunker. (Psst…great job driving the price down. Do it a couple more times.)
  • Yes, Matt Carpenter. Now we’re moving. Just 23 more homers to match 2018.
  • A thing of beauty. Mike Clevinger w/six scoreless innings, six K. 12th W.
  • Oscar Mercado(14) & Yasiel Puig(18) just running down a dream on the base paths.
  • The Twins are so fun. Good for the fanbase.
  • Nelson Cruz smokes two to match his age(39). A feat accomplished in five of last six years.
  • Fly ball revolution (48%) is helping Mitch Garver. 31 signs of support.
  • Have a great Friday. Always give your best effort to the very end.
  • No Fear, Just Fantasy.

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