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Daily Slivers of the Fantasy Soapbox - Yesterday's Recap

Welcome to the September 28th 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 27th games. Enjoy them. You can even respond with your own thoughts on Twitter @EllisCan2.

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Daily Musings

  • SLAM! Trea Turner (12) does it better than Onyx, making it grandiose.
  • Pete Alonso with the double-barrel high-velocity crowd-pleaser, including 456-footer. BOOM!!
  • Adalberto Mondesi has 6 HR, 18 SB & .296 AVG last 30 days. Even still, you’re the type of guy that gets suspicious. I’m the type of guy that says, “pudding is delicious.”
  • And you were thinking “Self” (cause that’s what you call yourself when you talk to yourself), we should be fine starting Seth Lugo vs Nats. 6 ER in 1.1 IP later, and now “Self” isn’t responding.
  • Tommy Pham will have plenty of discounts in 2021. Do you consider yourself a daredevil to take on his risk?
  • RougnedOdor locked his speed scooter outside the stadium. Focused strictly on power (10)
  • Carlos Santana trying to give fans a hint of what is to come (3-for-3, 4 RBI, 8th HR). C’mon man. Let’s keep that to ourselves.
  • Ke'Bryan Hayes is out here Tubthumpin! Fifth long ball.
  • Will Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (nine HR) get better? Is a fourth or fifth-round pick too rich?
  • Ryan Mountcastle, I'll be driving by early in 2021 drafts. Make sure you’re ready with that dominance.
  • Not a skunk. Madison Bumgarner snuck in a win just before the buzzer
  • Catch him, he’s falling (down drafts). Ketel Marte with two homers & one single stand-alone stolen base.
  • Shohei Ohtani decisions will still be tough again next year.
  • AJ Pollock still had a .514 xSLG. But “he’s too old”, “he’s not healthy.” 16 shots of ’Stick it where the sun don’t shine’.
  • How violently will the love change direction? Frankie Montas w/ 6 IP, 0 ER, 13 K wants to find out.
  • Evan White (15.3% SwingStrike ) wants to take a stab at the piñata before the party is over. 4 K & the piñata is victorious again.
  • Did the surprise Sonny Gray start help you? It was super nice of him to give it another go. 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 4 K.
  • Even a poor outing won’t secure a favorable price for the gumbo-lovin’ Aaron Nola.
  • 28.7 ft/sec sprint speed & poor plate discipline isn’t a great combination, Scott Kingery.
  • Tyler Flowers is out here engineering wind-powered turbine energy.
  • Was J.D. Martinez singing “Don’t forget me (when I’m gone).” Martinez, you’ve still got the THUNDAH!!!
  • Kris Bryant is not happy. Wow, I love this 446-ft rage (four).
  • Well, look who has a new rock quarry specializing in Crusher Run. Billy Hamilton. (first homer/sixth stolen base)
  • No, I would not be surprised if David Bote was singing, “If you want my Bote and you think I’m sexy, come on baby let me know,” as he rounded the bases. It’s like Rod Stewart wrote the song for him.
  • YAGA!! Harrison Bader demands attention with 425-foot Shenanigram.
  • The night is dark & full of terrors, especially if you tried to start Reynaldo Lopez. 1.1 IP, 6 ER.
  • Why can’t Carlos Correa do what Corey Seager did this year? This might be too bold even for me, but we’ll check it out.
  • Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (4-for-4) feels unjustifiably under-appreciated.
  • BERSERKER!! Marcell Ozuna finished with 18 HR, 93 R+RBI, & .338 AVG.
  • Drew Smyly's 10K might have won people some leagues.
  • Wil Myers smacks 15th long ball. Give that man honey butter on his croissant.
  • Brady Singer (7 IP, 1 ER, 5 K) wins The Voice. Tamper expectations.
  • I hope the ramblings brought a smile to your face in the morning or maybe some of the information caused you to do more research. I hope that in some small way they helped you achieve your success/improvements.
  • For transparency's sake, how did the Rambling Man do? Not that it dictates the value of my good word, but I won a DC league, a couple of 50s, and a couple of other leagues. I finished second & third in a few other leagues too. There were plenty of leagues that finished in the middle or worse. Not happy about those.
  • I hope you had a great time this year & maybe even added some winnings (money, bragging rights, digital trophy, etc.)
  • This isn’t the end. If you want to talk baseball, 2021 prep, or even just say hi from time to time, I'll be around.
  • Remember…
  • (No Fear, Just Fantasy)


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Darren Waller16 mins ago

Absent At OTAs
Daniel Jones21 mins ago

Has No Doubt He'll Be Ready For Week 1
Dameon Pierce42 mins ago

Texans Still Have Plans For Dameon Pierce
Deshaun Watson48 mins ago

Throwing Every Other Day
Shane Baz1 hour ago

Reinstated And Optioned To Triple-A
Jake Fraley1 hour ago

Still Has Swelling In His Hand
Nick Lodolo2 hours ago

Aiming To Return Monday
Esteury Ruiz2 hours ago

A's Place Esteury Ruiz On 10-Day Injured List
Blake Snell2 hours ago

Goes On Paternity List
John Means2 hours ago

Orioles Place John Means On 15-Day Injured List
Austin Riley2 hours ago

Still Sidelined Against Cubs
Jon Gray3 hours ago

Heads To The Injured List
Corey Seager3 hours ago

Heads To The Bench In Philly
Julio Rodríguez3 hours ago

Julio Rodriguez Dropped To Sixth In Batting Order
Naz Reid4 hours ago

Records Full Line In Game 1 Defeat
Karl-Anthony Towns4 hours ago

Limited To 16 Points In West Final Opener
Anthony Edwards5 hours ago

Has Mixed Night In Game 1 Against Dallas
Jaden McDaniels5 hours ago

Leads Timberwolves With 24 Points In Game 1 Against Dallas
P.J. Washington5 hours ago

Plays Effective Game Against Minnesota Wednesday
Kyrie Irving5 hours ago

Has Big First Half In Game 1 Against Minnesota
Luka Doncic5 hours ago

Tops All Scorers In Game 1 With 33 Points
Jesús Luzardo14 hours ago

Jesus Luzardo Blanks Brewers In Second Win
Luis Arraez14 hours ago

Goes Deep For First Time This Year
Juan Soto15 hours ago

Goes Yard Twice Against Seattle
Merrill Kelly15 hours ago

Scheduled For MRI This Week
AJ Smith-Shawver16 hours ago

To Make 2024 Debut On Thursday
Dallas Cowboys16 hours ago

Cowboys Flirting With Backfield Committee
Max Fried17 hours ago

Notches Second Complete Game
Shane Baz17 hours ago

Looks Sharp In Fourth Rehab Start
Adbert Alzolay17 hours ago

Cubs Shut Down Adbert Alzolay For Two Weeks
Geno Smith17 hours ago

Has "Really Good Grasp" On New Offense
Francisco Alvarez17 hours ago

Set To Take Batting Practice Soon
Anthony Richardson18 hours ago

Throwing At OTAs
Trea Turner18 hours ago

Takes Grounders, Runs Arcs Wednesday
Lamar Jackson18 hours ago

Drops Weight To "Be More Agile"
Zach Neto19 hours ago

Concerned About His Elbow
Jayson Tatum20 hours ago

Could Get Time At Center
Kristaps Porzingis20 hours ago

Out Again For Game 2
Xavier Tillman20 hours ago

Sr. Questionable For Game 2
Bojan Bogdanovic20 hours ago

Has Surgery
Jalen Brunson20 hours ago

Undergoes Successful Surgery
Michael Pittman Jr.23 hours ago

"Should Be Fine" After Leaving Practice Early
Xavier Worthy23 hours ago

Tweaks Hamstring At OTAs
Keaton Mitchell24 hours ago

Likely To Miss Early-Season Games
Christian Kirk1 day ago

Feeling Healthy
Luke Schoonmaker1 day ago

Expected To Miss OTAs With Hamstring Injury
Deshaun Watson1 day ago

To Take Wednesday Off
Christian McCaffrey1 day ago

49ers Not Worried About Christian McCaffrey's Absence
Brandon Aiyuk1 day ago

Not Present At OTAs
T.J. McConnell1 day ago

Continues To Make A Mark Off The Bench
Pascal Siakam1 day ago

Collects Third Postseason Double-Double
Myles Turner1 day ago

Stands Out In Game 1 Against Boston With Hot Start
Tyrese Haliburton1 day ago

Matches NBA Record With Six Made Threes
Jrue Holiday1 day ago

Finds Offensive Spark Tuesday
Jayson Tatum1 day ago

Leads All Scorers In East Final Opener
Jaylen Brown1 day ago

Plays Key Role In Game 1 Victory
Si Woo Kim2 days ago

Misses First Cut In 2024
Tucker Kraft2 days ago

Out Until Training Camp
D'Angelo Russell2 days ago

Magic Reportedly Interested In D'Angelo Russell
Will Levis2 days ago

Takes Part In Tuesday's Practice
Justin Herbert2 days ago

Developing Connection With Ladd McConkey
Mike Conley2 days ago

Questionable For Game 1 On Wednesday
Nicolai Hojgaard2 days ago

Debuts At Charles Schwab Challenge
Harry Hall2 days ago

Returns To Charles Schwab Challenge
Grayson Murray2 days ago

Looks To Continue Playing Well At Colonial
Josh Jacobs2 days ago

Dealing With Minor Hamstring Injury
Russell Wilson2 days ago

Justin Fields Says He's "Definitely Competing" With Russell Wilson
Garrick Higgo2 days ago

Struggling For Form Heading To Colonial
Scottie Scheffler2 days ago

A Favorite To Win At Colonial
Rafael Campos2 days ago

A Risky Play At Charles Schwab Challenge
Lucas Glover2 days ago

A Healthy Option At Charles Schwab Challenge
Hayden Springer2 days ago

Can Hayden Springer Turn Things Around At Colonial?
Tyson Alexander2 days ago

Needs More Than A Putter At Colonial
PGA2 days ago

J.T. Poston Is Risky But Has A Lot To Like At Charles Schwab Challenge
Mark Hubbard2 days ago

Trending Up Ahead Of Charles Schwab Challenge
Alejandro Tosti2 days ago

Headed For Trouble At Colonial
Chan Kim2 days ago

A Potential Value At Charles Schwab Challenge
PGA2 days ago

S.H. Kim A Sneaky Option At Colonial
Justin Suh2 days ago

A Player To Avoid At Charles Schwab Challenge
PGA2 days ago

Matthi Schmid Looks To Regain Form At Colonial
Filip Chytil3 days ago

Appears Ready To Rock For Eastern Conference Finals
Jani Hakanpaa3 days ago

Still Not Practicing
Roope Hintz3 days ago

Skates Monday, Still Day-To-Day
Sam Lafferty3 days ago

And Ilya Mikheyev Drawing Into Game 7 Lineup
Thatcher Demko3 days ago

Unavailable For Game 7, Arturs Silovs Will Start
Brock Boeser3 days ago

Out Indefinitely With Blood Clots
Joey Logano3 days ago

Dominates All-Star Race
Ryan Fox3 days ago

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Falls Short Of Victory At The All-Star Race
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Showing Improvement The Past Month
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Wrecked Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. at All-Star Race, Then Said He "Sucks"
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Likely To Bounce Back This Week
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Attempts To Continue Momentum From Valhalla
Edson Barboza3 days ago

Lerone Murphy Dominates To Defeat Edson Barboza
Carlston Harris3 days ago

Gets Knocked Out At UFC Vegas 92
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Scores Knockout Win At UFC Vegas 92
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Loses Second Fight In A Row
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Scores First Submission Win
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Bubba Wallace Exceeds Value In DFS At North Wilkesboro
Chase Elliott3 days ago

Finishes Eighth In All-Star Race
Vinicius Salvador3 days ago

Winless In The UFC
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Returns To Win Column In A Big Way
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Doesn't Do Much In UFC Vegas 92 Loss
Themba Gorimbo3 days ago

Wins Lackluster Decision At UFC Vegas 92
Edson Barboza3 days ago

Falls Short At UFC Vegas 92
Christopher Bell3 days ago

Fades Back To 17th At North Wilkesboro
Chris Buescher3 days ago

Winds Up Third At All-Star Race
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Christopher Bell4 days ago

Should DFS Players Roster Christopher Bell At North Wilkesboro?
William Byron4 days ago

Aims For The Top 10 At North Wilkesboro
Denny Hamlin4 days ago

Is One Of The Top Favorites To Win The All-Star Race
Kyle Larson4 days ago

Will Start From The Rear At North Wilkesboro
Martin Truex Jr4 days ago

. Is One To Watch At North Wilkesboro
Chase Elliott4 days ago

Why Chase Elliott Is A Core Play In DFS This Weekend At North Wilkesboro
Kyle Busch4 days ago

Will Kyle Busch’s Recent Struggles On Short Tracks Continue This Weekend At North Wilkesboro?
Ricky Stenhouse Jr4 days ago

. Likely Not A Factor In All-Star Race
Michael McDowell4 days ago

Could Slide Back At North Wilkesboro
AJ Allmendinger4 days ago

May Struggle In All-Star Race
Gustav Forsling5 days ago

Sends Florida To Eastern Conference Finals
Jamie Benn5 days ago

Scores Big Goal In Series-Clinching Victory
Matt Duchene6 days ago

Ends Second-Round Series With Overtime Winner
Jake Oettinger6 days ago

Leads Stars To Western Conference Final
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Stellar In Game 6 Win
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Comes Up Huge In Series-Clinching Win
TOR6 days ago

Maple Leafs Bring In Craig Berube As New Head Coach
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Re-Enters Panthers Lineup Friday
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Considered Day-To-Day
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Good To Go Friday
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Remains Out For Game 6
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A Game-Time Call Friday