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    Better player or better matchup?

    Jorge Cantu has two homers, four hits and five RBI's in two games against Washington.
    Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - It's an age-old questions, like which came first - the chicken or the egg?

    In fantasy sports the question becomes: Is it more important to start the better player or the better matchup?

    If I asked you who was the better fantasy first baseman, Houston's Lance Berkman or Florida's Jorge Cantu, it probably wouldn't take you long to answer the question correctly - Berkman.

    After all, while Cantu did set a career high with 29 HRs last season, Berkman also hit 29 HRs in 2008 and beat Cantu in runs scored, RBIs, batting average, stolen bases and slugging percentage. And Berkman has put up similar numbers over the last eight years, while Cantu has not.

    But heading into Week 1, Florida was playing the Washington Nationals and Houston was up against the 2008 Central Division Champion Chicago Cubs. So while Berkman faced "aces" Carlos Zambrano and Ryan Dempster, Cantu was up against John Lannan and Scott Olsen. No offense to Lannan and Olsen, but I know who I'd rather face.

    The results speak for themselves.

    Berkman went 1-for-2 in the opener with two walks and 1-for-4 in game two. He has no runs scored and no RBIs.

    Cantu is on pace to hit 162 homers and knock in 405 runs. OK, obviously the "sample size" is a "wee bit" small. But Cantu went 2-for-4, with a homer and three RBIs in the opener and 2-for-3 in game two with another homer, two runs scored and two more RBIs.

    The moral of the story is don't just blindly start your stars - check the matchups. There may actually be a better opportunity even if it means starting a "lesser" player. Unless your first baseman is Albert Pujols, I prefer best matchup to better player.

    Two-game totals
    Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB AVE SLG
    Jorge Cantu 7 3 4 1 0 2 5 0 0.571 1.571
    Lance Berkman 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.333 0.333


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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

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      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

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      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

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      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

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      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

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      • Comfortable start to the work week in Tampa Bay

        Comfortable start to the work week in Tampa Bay

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        With a mostly sunny sky and relatively low humidity, it should be a comfortable start to the work week.
        With a mostly sunny sky and relatively low humidity, it should be a comfortable start to the work week.
      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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