Time for the World Baseball Classic

By: Mike Carter The World Baseball Classic begins this week, much to the chagrin of many baseball fans. I am not one of those folks who dislikes the tournament because it may or may not take away from Spring Training. I’m excited for the first competitive baseball since the World Series. This event features teams…

White Sox Reloaded!

By: Mike The annual Winter Meetings concluded last week, and the team at the center of the action was, for once, my beloved Chicago White Sox. There seems to be little doubt at this time that general manager Rick Hahn has finally wrested organizational control away from team president Kenny Williams. The proof is the direction that…

The Case for Jeff Kent

By: Mike Carter Now that the long offseason is upon us, we get to speculate on other aspects of baseball here at 9 Inning Know It All. A hot topic of discussion in winter can center on trade discussions and rumors (please, White Sox management, DO SOMETHING BIG, like trade Chris Sale and Todd Frazier…

World Series Prediction by Mike

By: Mike Carter In the last few days, we have seen some amazing things happen in the baseball world. The World Series is upon us, with the upstart Cleveland Indians pitted against the spring favorite, the Chicago Cubs. The coming week is what we long for when baseball season starts every year, when hope is…

Thanks Big Papi

By: Mike Carter By now everyone witnessed the shrugged shoulders and tears of David Ortiz as his storied career ended this week at the hands of the never-say-die Cleveland Indians. The numbers are staggering. A career .286 batting average, 541 home runs, 1,768 RBI and an OPS of .931. Big Papi topped it off in…

Congrats Ichiro on 3,000 Hits

By: Mike Carter I tend to read pages and pages of baseball statistics every week. Some of it is in preparation for fantasy baseball games (I’m a geek), but most if it has to do with general interest in my favorite game. As I was thumbing through my Who’s Who in Baseball 2016, I stared…