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Fantasy Baseball Today: Lance Lynn wakes up, Miguel Vargas' strong debut, my top five teams and more

Happy Thursday, everyone! Now that the dust has settled in what was a whacky and downright wild MLB trade deadline that saw two of the best players in their respective roles -- Josh Hader and Juan Soto -- both move to the same contender. We move forward as we must with a very interesting landscape for the rest of the way, and I'm especially intrigued by how the NL postseason is shaping up.
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Lance Lynn: 'It's hard to have swagger when you're playing like shit'

The Chicago White Sox are struggling to find their groove but right-hander Lance Lynn thinks Wednesday's victory might be the start of something. "When it's all said and done and (we) start winning some games, that's when the swagger comes back," Lynn said, according to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's hard to have swagger when you're playing like shit, to be honest with you."

Lance Lynn and laser liners: Sox sabotage Singer 4-1

Singer was hittable and the Royals offense stumbled again Lance Lynn had a sterling start on the mound and the top five hitters in the White Sox order combined to go 9-20 as Chicago defeated Kansas City 4-1. Lynn looked nothing like a struggling pitcher early on, retiring the first six batters via four strikeouts and two groundouts on a tidy 24 pitches. Meanwhile, Brady Singer ran into trouble early on, struggling with his location and surrendering a series of solid line drives to center that led to a first inning run for the White Sox. He was on his way to an efficient second inning with two outs and a 1-2 count on Adam Engel when the rain rolled in, delaying the game. The delay lasted just over an hour (one hour and five minutes by my time). Singer was sent back out, threw two pitches to retire Engel, then went back to the dugout to sit down once again. The delay didn’t do his pitch location any favors. While he wasn’t walking anybody, he was leaving too many hittable pitches over the.

White Sox 4, Royals 1: Lance Lynn backed by August Abreu

For the second consecutive series, the White Sox overcame an ugly opener to take a series against a team they should beat two out of three. This time, the offense’s effort was something short of sustainable, but Lance Lynn finally looked like the real deal. Even a 65-minute rain delay couldn’t throw him off course, as he struck out eight without a walk over six innings. He allowed just one run on a Bobby Witt Jr. solo shot, with the other three hits harmless singles. He avoided getting dragged into marathon plate appearances, throwing just 89 pitches, with 57 strikes. Seventeen of those were whiffs, good for his second-best total of the year.