MLB – XN Sports http://xnsports.com Sports News, Stats, Opinion, Daily Fantasy advice and more. Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:12:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 60006244 MLB Trade Rumor Podcast: The White Sox and Chris Sale http://xnsports.com/2016/12/01/mlb-trade-rumor-podcast-white-sox-chris-sale/ http://xnsports.com/2016/12/01/mlb-trade-rumor-podcast-white-sox-chris-sale/#respond Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:34:21 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65992 In this episode of The Men Up North Sports Podcast, we discuss the Chris Sale trade rumors that have been swirling out of the Windy City. We also praise the Chicago White Sox for finally letting General Manager Rick Hahn build the ball club in his vision. We also discuss the woefully bad Chicago Bears

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2016 Cy Young and Pitchers’ Recap http://xnsports.com/2016/11/21/2016-cy-young-pitchers-recap/ http://xnsports.com/2016/11/21/2016-cy-young-pitchers-recap/#comments Mon, 21 Nov 2016 16:38:07 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65944 Felipe and Robert recap the Cy Young Award winners and other starting and relief pitchers who left a mark in the 2016 baseball season. Featured Image Credit: By Keith Allison on Flickr (Original version)UCinternational (Crop) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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The Men Up North Podcast: Chicago Cubs End The Drought http://xnsports.com/2016/11/08/men-north-podcast-chicago-cubs-end-drought/ http://xnsports.com/2016/11/08/men-north-podcast-chicago-cubs-end-drought/#respond Wed, 09 Nov 2016 04:26:24 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65882 The Chicago Cubs finally have ended 108 years of not winning the World Series. Felipe tells all of us how special and important this moment is for all of Chicago and himself. Matt gives the outsiders perspective while listening to Felipe retell the story all Cub fans have dreamed of for their entire lives. Also

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Infographic: If The Chicago Cubs Win It All … http://xnsports.com/2016/10/26/65840/ http://xnsports.com/2016/10/26/65840/#respond Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:59:22 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65840 1908 was a long time ago. It’s been nearly 108 years since the Chicago Cubs last won the World Series. Yet here there are only 4 wins away from ending over a century long curse. If this is the year that the Chicago Cubs finally win the World Series, it will incite one of the

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Coming to Terms with the Passing of Jose Fernandez http://xnsports.com/2016/09/26/coming-terms-passing-jose-fernandez/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/26/coming-terms-passing-jose-fernandez/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:35:29 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65702 Live for any length of time and tragedy is sure to follow. This is just a fact of life. Usually, though, there is a natural order of things. First, it is grandparents, or great-grandparents, or a friend’s grandparents, then parents or a friend’s parents, and so on. This natural order helps, in a way. It

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Baseball Picks & Predictions : Expert Baseball Picks http://xnsports.com/2016/09/19/baseball-picks-predictions-expert-baseball-picks/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/19/baseball-picks-predictions-expert-baseball-picks/#respond Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:48:24 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65672 World Series Predictions David Ortiz’s decorated 20-year career is slowly winding down, but Big Papi may get the chance to leave the majors in style this fall. The 40-year-old, who at the beginning of the season announced that the 2016 campaign would be his last, is having a career year and is one of the

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The Leftorium: Best Left-Handed Hitters vs Southpaws http://xnsports.com/2016/09/16/leftorium-best-left-handed-hitters-vs-southpaws/ http://xnsports.com/2016/09/16/leftorium-best-left-handed-hitters-vs-southpaws/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:28:44 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65666 In this episode, we talked about the best left-handed hitters vs left-handed pitching of the 2016 Major League Baseball season and why it’s important to highlight these baseball players in a world where platoon systems appear to be the popular trend. We also took a look at hitters who have posted the highest Opposite Field

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School Session: The Other Baseball Team in Chicago and Dallas Keuchel http://xnsports.com/2016/08/25/school-session-baseball-team-chicago-dallas-keuchel/ http://xnsports.com/2016/08/25/school-session-baseball-team-chicago-dallas-keuchel/#respond Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:22:41 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65546 School is in session! The Reverend Robert Holliday and Felipe Melecio talk about the other baseball team in Chicago, the White Sox as they try to figure out what they should do with ace pitchers Chris Sale and Jose Quintana. The guys also discuss the development of struggling lefty, Carlos Rodon and how he compares

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The Men Up North Season: Dog Days of Baseball and Early Worm NBA Predictions http://xnsports.com/2016/08/24/men-north-season-dog-days-baseball-early-worm-nba-predictions/ http://xnsports.com/2016/08/24/men-north-season-dog-days-baseball-early-worm-nba-predictions/#respond Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:05:26 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65542 In this episode of The Men Up North Sports Podcast, we run down all six MLB divisions and predict the winners by season’s end. We also gauge the National and American League MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year Awards’ Race. We also discussed the Shelby Miller for Dansby Swanson trade involving the Arizona

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The Men Up North Sports Podcast Season 2 Premier: CatchUp Week http://xnsports.com/2016/08/16/men-north-sports-podcast-season-2-premier-catchup-week/ http://xnsports.com/2016/08/16/men-north-sports-podcast-season-2-premier-catchup-week/#respond Tue, 16 Aug 2016 13:50:21 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65515 Matt tries to catch Felipe up on what happened during the sad events that caused him to go to Mexico. Our deepest condolences and prayers are with Felipe and his family. Felipe toughs it through a podcast featuring a cast of characters never mentioned before by the Men Up North. Tim Tebow? Yes. Han Solo

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