This is a simple post. Rather straight forward. The news tonight is that one 600-home-run-hitting designated hitter has accepted a waiver trade to the city where he got his start. This is a team that, due to the mediocrity of the division, is still in contention even though they’re hovering under .500. The slugger, it […]

Add Dunn, acquire runs.

Without Gonzalez, the Padres will see a big decrease in offensive production. And considering they scored the least runs in the division in 2010 with Gonzalez in place, it’ll be tough for the Friars to contend.

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With the injury bug behind them, a healthy Twins ballclub looks to to repeat as AL Central Champions in 2011

For a content repository that is so overprotective of its material, MLB.tv’s announcement that it’ll allow recaps and highlights to be available on YouTube shows signs that MLB’s new media goons are starting to warm up to social media. Except, of course, for those of us within the continental U.S. The new YouTube / MLB […]

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December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

January 5, 2011

Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]