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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the September 21st 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 games. Enjoy them. You can even respond with your own thoughts on Twitter @EllisCan2.

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Daily Musings

  • What day is it? **Checks calendar** Ah, yes. A day that ends in ‘y’. Luke Voit has hit a homer (21). (Now we wait for all the comments of.."Voit has hit more HR in 60 days than.. blah, blah.. all year.")
  • YARRR-BRUH! 7 IP, 2 ER, 8 K. Nah, no win needed, Ryan Yarbrough. Thanks though.
  • You’ll be visited by three spirits…the first is the ghost of Cy Young past. Rick Porcello w/ 7 IP, 1 ER, 10K. 10 K!
  • Jesse Winker, you’ll get your Academy Award in the mail soon.
  • That's why you have to get out here quick. The shooting star is gone. DJ Stewart with zero HR and 0.50 AVG in the last seven games.
  • BANGARANG! Michael Chavis (two makes five HR) takes advantage of your misfortune.
  • There he is…my man, Carlos Carrasco. 7 IP, 11 K. Smooth operator.
  • "I’ve checked five times. This is your Deivi Garcia (three IP, six ER) jacket.” Hmm, mine used to be nicer than this.
  • J.D. Martinez (six HR) is reaching for your help. Won’t you throw him a rope? Don’t worry. There’s plenty of room on my 2021 schooner.
  • Jose Ramirez feeling frisky. 15 HR, 10 SB, .284 AVG. Now remember, slide over to 2B this week for that extra eligibility…for old times sake.
  • Why do you do this to yourself? Glutton for punishment, I’d say. Matthew Boyd with 5 IP, 5 H, 5 ER.
  • Mark it down & start keeping count for 2021 drafts. The topic is the number of times people on podcasts will say “I’ll be happy with pick three and take whoever drops to me.” No, you don't count me saying it. Mark it Zero!!! Duh, I’d be happy w/Ronald Acuna Jr. at pick three, too.
  • Your eyes aren’t deceiving you. Mike Moustakas used every bit of that 24.1 ft/sec sprint speed. First SB. Is it odd that George Springer has the same amount?
  • Edwin Encarnacion reaches double-digit HR (10) & you’re wondering if you should be happy or sad (.164 AVG). Probably sad when you hear Trea Turner has 10 HR w/.337 AVG (not a 1B).
  • Nick Madrigal, get the lead out (first CS). The ball can’t get any more aerodynamic. So it seems you’re a speed guy. Speed it up.
  • Does anyone want to explain why it always seems like Max Scherzer isn't his best against MIA? Sympathy?
  • Will Victor Robles’ third HR bring the truthers back out? It sure won’t be the 85.7 mph exit velo (LD/FB). If it weren’t for Inciarte, guess who’d be last?
  • We can all agree 2019 was a career year for Eduardo Escobar, right? (4 HR, 1 SB, .191 AVG).
  • How does Daniel Vogelbach get the nickname ’The Babe’? Huh?! You didn’t know he was back? Three HR, nine RBI, four multi-hit games, .435 AVG in the last six games.
  • Ooh-weee. We love our good ‘ol Lafayette-boy, Josh Lindblom. Second win. What?! Lafayette, Indiana? Ok. Nevermind.
  • Adalberto Mondesi won’t stop running (19). Does it matter at this point for 2021 drafts? Your minds made up, right?
  • You’re telling me Taijuan Walker is a changed pitcher? 6 IP, 1 ER, 8 K.
  • Someone start the slow clap for Antonio Senzatela (5-2). 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 3 K vs LAD…in Coors.
  • Ryan McMahon, Garrett Hampson…are we still competing for playing time?
  • Just like that…Jack Flaherty is a second rd pick again (6.1 IP, 1 ER, 11 K). “But it was vs PIT.” It doesn’t matter!! Have you learned nothing?
  • Late-bloomer. Dylan Moore blossoms into excellence. 8 HR, 12 SB, .261 AVG. We like it. We like it, a lot.
  • Trent Grisham, slow down. Then my 2021 bold prediction won’t be so bold.
  • Do you think the other kids will laugh at you if you roster Rougned Odor? He’s going streaking again.
  • Wunderbar!! The Max Kepler Kaboose is back!! The eighth slice of Black Forest Gateau. (Yes, I know how to spell.)
  • If there is a party, you’ll find Miguel Sano at the piñata…just swinging & swinging hunting for the golden sombrero.


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