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Podcast: Pirates fantasy baseball outlook; how legalized gambling could affect things

Tim Benz
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Starling Marte celebrates in the dugout after hitting a solo home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Matt Harvey in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 22, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Major League Baseball fantasy drafts are getting going soon. In our weekly fantasy sports podcast, Rotowire’s Jeff Erickson joins me to talk some strategy, especially as it relates to the Bryce Harper and Manny Machado conundrums.

We also dive deep into what you can expect from the Pirates infield. Plus, what is the view of Starling Marte from a fantasy perspective, especially if he really is getting interest from the Dodgers?


LISTEN: Tim Benz, Jeff Erickson discuss fantasy baseball, Pirates, legalized gambling


Then there is the debate over how legalized gambling is affecting the fantasy sports world. Experts who are professionally in the fantasy sports community just had a big conference on the matter. Jeff was there and lets us know what progress is being made to surf through those choppy waters.

Oh. And the Super Bowl. Yeah that’s happening, too, whether people in Pittsburgh want to watch it. So there is plenty of fantasy-related fun to be had with that to make the pain of watching it without the Steelers more tolerable.