Hot Stove Week in Review Dec 10-23

NEWS Jake Peavy is trying to make a comeback in 2018 after the 2017 season off. Tim Lincecum has been working out and is planning a showcase for MLB teams. The Orioles RHP Zach Britton suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon during off-season workouts. Britton is expected to be out for at least 4-6 months. Dick…

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…

NLDS/ALDS Predictions

By: Kelly NLDS: Los Angeles Dodgers (91-71) at Washington Nationals (95-67) I didn’t even pick the Dodgers to make the playoffs this year and I’m the biggest Dodgers fan I know. Dodgers figured out how to win when Kershaw got hurt and that could help them big in this year’s playoffs. Nationals have no Strasburg,…

Wild Card Breakdown

By Josh: The introduction of the one game Wild Card game has been something that I have enjoyed and appreciated from the moment it was announced. I know there are people who don’t like it because a single game doesn’t always put the ‘best’ team into the division series. My thought is that if a…

AL/NL Wild Card Predictions

By: Kelly AL Wild Card: Orioles (Chris Tillman) at Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman) The one thing I am sure about for this game is that multiple home runs will be hit. Both starting pitchers will have a short leash. I expect this to be a bullpen game. Stroman went 0-5 in September and Tillman is…