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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the September 25th 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 24th games. Enjoy them. You can even respond with your own thoughts on Twitter @EllisCan2.

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Daily Musings

  • There is no amount of Lamaze breathing that will decrease the pain of the Lance Lynn start. 5.2 IP, 9 ER.
  • The Cubs were no match. The Pirates smoked ‘em like a pack of Chad Kuhls. Do they suddenly have sneaky pitching power?
  • You’ll get at-bats with Bryan Reynolds in 2021. Pirates have quite a few options for draft & hold leagues.
  • Well, lookey-lookey. Garrett Hampson finally has more SB (six) than HR (five). Andres Gimenez has more (eight) in fewer PA.
  • Josh Bell rings it one last time (hopefully not) (eight).
  • Brandon Belt put on his big boy britches this year.
  • David Peterson secures his spot in 2021 rotation, hopefully. 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 K.
  • Is it time to drift off into the sunset, Carlos Santana?
  • Dallas Keuchel & a 1.99 ERA. It’s an odd couple. I don’t think the relationship will last.
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu had no problem silencing the Yankees. Childs play. 7 IP, 4 K.
  • Vladimir Guerrero Jr. adds another star to the constellation (eight). We can’t be too mad about the 26.4% FB rate, Juan Soto only has 27%.
  • "Sure he has a .143 AVG, but it was just bad luck (.145 BABIP).” And that is how a story is built resulting in Gary Sanchez drafted higher than he needs to be.
  • Expected stats say there’s more in the tank for Teoscar Hernandez?! Holy Guacamole. Sounds exciting.
  • How many people started Pablo Lopez vs ATL because you ran out of other starters? 5 IP, 6 K. Whew. **My hands raised**
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. getting in some overtime work to help his SB stats (seven).
  • Red Sox “Ace” Martin Perez didn’t live up to his billing…or did he? 4 IP, 6 ER.
  • Austin Hays (four) with 402-foot sky rocket in flight, Afternoon Delight.
  • The mystery was quite simple. If you wanted to win your season, you should have started Alex Cobb. 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 K vs BOS. Why didn’t we all understand this?
  • Pay attention. The trick is when you least expected. Adalberto Mondesi is 4-for-4 with two more SB (22). Tell me more about this complaining.
  • Seven Come Eleven. Salvador Perez drops a couple more reminders that he is a top catcher. Seven homers in 11 games for 11 total.
  • I refuse to believe it. Josh Staumont allows three ER in 0.2 IP. Someone desecrated the man-bun.
  • Reunited & it could feel so good. Reunited. George Springer (14), Alex Bregman (five), Jose Altuve (four) show what could be if they bring the ol’ gang back.
  • One day will not dissipate the Corbin Burnes love. 3.2 IP, 3 ER. This flame will stay lit all winter long.
  • Four innings from Walker Buehler?!?! 65 pitches?! He threw 90 pitches a few days prior. C’mon man.
  • Misery loves company. Ramon Laureano only has 6 HR, 2 SB, .215 AVG.
  • Like a warm, moist chocolate chip cookie on a chilly evening, Corey Seager bundles you up with 15th HR & league-leading 12.8% Brls/PA

 




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