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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the September 24th 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 23rd games. Enjoy them. You can even respond with your own thoughts on Twitter @EllisCan2.

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Daily Musings

  • Trevor Bauer will go in the second round & you can’t stop it. 8 IP, 1 ER, 12 K.
  • Jared Walsh, you’re new here so you might not know. You don’t leave five men on base without repercussions.
  • Jul - Eric Hosmer chants exploded (.500 AVG); Aug - chants trickled off (.279 AVG);. Sep - chants silenced (.216 AVG)
  • What?! Shohei Ohtani (seven) hits a HR off a southpaw? It’s a miracle!!! No, just give him more playing time.
  • They set a date/time to compare the old days to the new. Juan Soto saunters into the ‘ol place while Bryce Harper rushes to get there on time. He looks at the sign. '13-Homer Tavern'. The place was mostly empty but for eight other patrons.
  • Andrew McCutchen just gobbles up the runs. It’s what we wanted all year.
  • Tim Locastro is the fastest man on the (baseball) planet (30 ft/sec) even while carrying a…what is that? C’mon, man. You’re stretching it you think a spicy tuna roll, volcano valentine roll, rice, & a green tea is considered a combo meal. (Two HR/ four SB)
  • Deja Vu! Mike Clevinger’s Health Concerns bucket its another gallons.
  • It’s dropping quickly, Joey Gallo. Get your jacket. Huh? No, the temperature, not your AVG (.175). We’ve already had our Arc’teryx jackets on for a while for the latter.
  • Shane Bieber & Lucas Giolito have an epic duel. A challenge (said with a fake French accent that makes it sound like an edible garment purchased from Victoria Secrets). What?! They don’t sell edible garments? Must be an off-the-menu item. Nevermind.
  • Jordan Luplow. You've been better lately, but why you always gotta make me cry? **Psst, he’s from Visalia…..not Vidalia.** Well, two HR, .194 AVG still makes me cry.
  • We shouldn’t be wooed by your two-homer game, Danny Jansen. We are suckers, though.
  • The world sits Robbie Ray versus the Yankees. 4 IP, 5 K. Of course he did.
  • What game are you playing Jose Altuve that leaving seven men on base is a positive thing?
  • (ZZ Top intro) He’s got legs…he knows how to use them. Kyle Lewis once had a bum knee, but he still has that 28 ft/sec sprint speed. Four SB to go with 11 HR, .277 AVG). 2021 will be nasty.
  • "Stop trying to push us away, Jesse Winker." (.198 AVG last 30 days) {Insert dramatic pause followed by barely audible words through ugly crying} "We love you & your 12th HR. Don’t you see that?!” (Yes, there were snot bubbles too).
  • Wake me up, before you go-go. Don’t leave me hangin' on like a yo-yo, Eugenio Suarez. (15th jitterbug)
  • Christian Yelich is reminding me of my ultra-marathon “competitors." While running, you see them going the wrong way. “Hey, hey! The trail is this way."
  • Ke'Bryan Kobe (Beef) Hayes with 429-foot Grade-A deliciousness. Four HR, one SB, .333 AVG. 2021 will be our secret, unless I add you in my bold predictions.
  • A rose is a rose is a rose…unless it’s Randy Arozarena. Double the beauty (seven HR). You like what I did there?
  • Who has the most obnoxiously sinister laugh? Put that image on me as I tell you that Brandon Lowe and my rosters have 14 HR w/ 71 R+RBI. MUAHAHAHA!
  • No, Andres Giminez. Speed. We want speed. But thank you for the third power boost.
  • For how many did Max Fried’s leaving with ankle injury after one inning represent your 2020 season?
  • 2020 strategy. If DH is back in NL, there will be an abundance of OF available so you can target other positions first, if necessary. Austin Hays (third tater) is one such option later.
  • Attention all Dean Kremer starters. Please attach the drop-down oxygen mask to yourself first before trying to help those that roster Carlos Martinez.
  • Yep, Kenta Maeda dominates. Fourth-round pick here we come…for some.
  • 18% SwingStrike rate?! Edwin Rios. It’s ok, we will dress you in these shabby clothes to snag you in 2021.
  • Acts of service is Salvador Perez' love language. Two more tasks off the long honey-do list.
  • Well, look what the cat dragged in…a long-lost letter from Ramon Laureano (six).
  • Max Muncy & Cody Bellinger both holding onto the Twelve Titanic Days speedboat. There’s no way you could have seen this outcome.

 

  • Endgame
  • You're stressing. You want to make a move. But, you don't want it to be the wrong move. You want to win, but you don't want to cause failure. Don't live in fear. Do your research & make the best decision...daily. Have fun!
  • Have a great Thursday too.
  • (No Fear, Just Fantasy)


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