MLB – XN Sports http://xnsports.com Sports News, Stats, Opinion, Daily Fantasy advice and more. Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:27:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 60006244 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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Fantasy Baseball Week 18 Podcast http://xnsports.com/2016/08/02/fantasy-baseball-mlb-trade-deadline-podcast/ http://xnsports.com/2016/08/02/fantasy-baseball-mlb-trade-deadline-podcast/#respond Tue, 02 Aug 2016 11:55:40 +0000 http://xnsports.com/?p=65477 Nick Rodriguez (@NRodriguezDFS) and special guest, Genson Valdez (@jobu_dfs) , breakdown trades that occurred before the deadline and how they impact your fantasy team. They also talk buy-high/sell-low candidates, waiver wire pickups and baseball movies! http://traffic.libsyn.com/fantasywire/Week_18_Episode_3.mp3   Featured Image Credit: Keith Allison/Flickr C.C 2.0 

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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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