Building a FanDuel lineup for baseball ain't easy.
Your success relies heavily on your starting pitcher so it's important to pick a good one and not be afraid to break the bank if there's one elite guy available.
But picking hitters for your lineup can sometimes be a crapshoot. A guy could come in on a 10-game hit streak and suddenly go 0-for-4 the night you take him and you're left staring at a -1 next to his name.
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So what can you do to try and prevent that negative performance in your lineup? We broke it all down in this week's CSN Fantasy Sports Podcast with our own Michael Smith, who shared some of his tips that help him come out on the winning side of a 50/50 or another tournament. We also took a look at whether it's time to hit the panic button on Chris Sale and if it's the perfect time to sell high on Jake Arrieta.
Enjoy and as always, good luck in your leagues.
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Baseball players don't forget grudges. Javy Baez and Reds pitcher Amir Garrett gave an example of that on Saturday.
Garrett struck out Baez in the seventh inning of the first game of the Cubs-Reds doubleheader. Garrett showed some excitement with the strikeout and then said something to Baez. They both started jawing at each other and suddenly the benches cleared.
At first glance, it looked like Garrett was a bit too excited to get a strikeout with no one on base. Turns out Baez had his own bit of swag for Garrett last year (Friday was the one-year anniversary) in the form of a grand slam at Wrigley Field.
This time Garrett got Baez and wanted to even things up a bit.
Things didn't get too feisty despite the benches clearing, but Anthony Rizzo did rush to Baez's side at some speed. This could be a matchup to keep an eye out for in the future.
Siera Santos, Kelly Crull, and David DeJesus go into the audio archives to break down the biggest games for the Cubs in Cincinnati.
David DeJesus gives us his top 3 ballgames with such gems as The Schwarber Game, The Kris Bryant Game, Starlin Castro’s debut, and Jake Arrieta’s second no hitter.
Listen to the full Cubs Talk Podcast right here: