MLB – XN Sports http://xnsports.com Sports News, Stats, Opinion, Daily Fantasy advice and more. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:20:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fantasy Baseball Week 17 Podcast http://xnsports.com/2016/07/26/fantasy-baseball-week-17-podcast/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/26/fantasy-baseball-week-17-podcast/#respond Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:32:46 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65443 Nick Rodriguez (@NRodriguezDFS) and special guest, Wade Bergeron (@dads500) , talk waiver wire pickups, MLB news , trade rumors and buy-high/ sell-low candidates in this weeks fantasy baseball podcast! http://traffic.libsyn.com/fantasywire/Project_2_-_72616_1.07_AM.mp3 Photo Credit: Arturo Pardavila III, Flickr, C.C. 2.0 https://www.flickr.com/photos/apardavila/26332345931

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Generational Bridge: Baseball’s Bygone Era http://xnsports.com/2016/07/18/generational-bridge-baseballs-bygone-era/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/18/generational-bridge-baseballs-bygone-era/#respond Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:44:08 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65434 This week, Felipe Melecio and the Reverend Robert Holliday continue their discussion about baseball’s Hall of Fame. –Happy Birthday Don Kessinger and Lou Boudreau –So long Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak –A quick look back at the 1966 Baseball Season which had the Baltimore Orioles winning the world series and Frank Robinson was the MVP

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The Preacher and The Pardoner: The 2016 Chicago Cubs’ First Half http://xnsports.com/2016/07/12/preacher-pardoner-2016-chicago-cubs-first-half/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/12/preacher-pardoner-2016-chicago-cubs-first-half/#respond Tue, 12 Jul 2016 14:24:26 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65416 Old School vs New School clash as XN Sports contributor Felipe Melecio has a conversation with The Reverend Robert Holliday as they attempt to explain the first half of the Chicago Cubs’ season and look over a select few players. The former will use stats for his evaluations, while the latter uses the “eye test”

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MLB DFS Plays for 7/10/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/07/10/mlb-dfs-plays-71016/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/10/mlb-dfs-plays-71016/#respond Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:49:43 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65406 With the All-Star Break beginning at the conclusion of Sunday’s games, the upcoming slate of action acts as the end of the metaphorical first half of the 2016 season. Fittingly, one of our favorite targets – Madison Bumgarner – has the honors of closing out the weekend. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply

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MLB DFS Plays for 7/9/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/07/09/mlb-dfs-plays-7916/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/09/mlb-dfs-plays-7916/#respond Sat, 09 Jul 2016 15:04:18 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65399 After Friday’s showcase of ‘aces,’ Saturday provides significantly fewer pitchers to target. However, with games spread out through the afternoon and night, options are still plentiful. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply to compare one pitcher’s performance against another – especially against opposite-handed hitters. We aren’t using these numbers for calculation. To help

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MLB DFS Plays for 7/8/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/07/08/mlb-dfs-plays-7816/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/08/mlb-dfs-plays-7816/#respond Fri, 08 Jul 2016 18:18:59 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65392 There is no shortage of pitching on Friday, as ‘top aces’ highlight a full night slate. In addition, some of the best pitchers in the game will be throwing in perceived ‘one-sided’ contests, where caution should be used before diving in completely. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply to compare one pitcher’s performance against

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MLB DFS Plays for 7/7/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/07/07/mlb-dfs-plays-7716/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/07/mlb-dfs-plays-7716/#respond Thu, 07 Jul 2016 15:17:31 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65377 A smaller slate begins with a pair of afternoon contests highlighted by Tyler Glasnow’s Major League Baseball debut. Elsewhere, runs are expected to be in abundance throughout the league, although one game stands above the rest for projected offense. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply to compare one pitcher’s performance against another –

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MLB DFS Plays for 7/6/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/07/06/mlb-dfs-plays-7616/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/06/mlb-dfs-plays-7616/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:02:43 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65371 All thirty teams are in action on Wednesday, with a fairly even split between afternoon and night contests. The earliest game of the day might not be included in every daily fantasy sports website, but there are a number of options for slates to play on Wednesday. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply

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MLB DFS Plays for 7/5/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/07/05/mlb-dfs-plays-7516/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/05/mlb-dfs-plays-7516/#respond Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:14:34 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65364 With at least 82 games played for each team, we have officially reached the halfway point of the 2016 season. All thirty teams will be in action in the encore of Independence Day, concluding with one of the best pitching matchups of the past few weeks. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply to

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MLB DFS Plays for 7/4/16 http://xnsports.com/2016/07/04/mlb-dfs-plays-7416/ http://xnsports.com/2016/07/04/mlb-dfs-plays-7416/#respond Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:22:23 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65354 Independence Day’s baseball festivities begin with an exceptionally early afternoon contest that likely will not be included in most daily fantasy baseball slates. Afterwards, the rest of the league is in action almost entirely in the afternoon, with an unusually small four-game night slate. Currently, we are using xFIP and wOBA simply to compare one

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