Slow Down

By: Mike Carter I don’t believe in much these days. Our world, our politicians, our way of living here blind in America. Men behind closed doors in our elected Congress are making important decisions in secrecy with no input for stakeholders. I cringe thinking of our president’s next Twitter storm. I am unsure how to…

April Surprises

By: Mike Carter Well, the first month of the 2017 major league baseball season wraps up today. What do we know? Not much, as the season is still very young and so much can change as the weather warms into the summer. As always, there are the annual April surprises. We can look back at…

9 Bold Predictions for the 2017 Season

By: Mike Carter It’s time for another edition of bold predictions, mist of which will not happen this year. Or any year. But let’s give it another shot with Spring Training ending this week, and the final positional battles playing themselves out. First things first, if you disagree with me, please write in the comments.…

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…