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…

Tomorrow is a New Day

By: Mike Carter The other night, as I was putting my kids to bed my phone buzzed, which is unusual at that time of night, unless it’s my family texting the usual back and forth. After about 8 PM, I lose the ability to speak and to think coherently. So I basically shut myself off…

April Surprises

By: Mike Carter Let’s start this one off by noting one thing none of us are surprised about: that Pablo Sandoval’s belt could not restrain his formidable girth last week as it snapped in one of his last at bats before hitting the disabled list with a bad shoulder. Could be some pork loin stuck…