So Thomas Boswell, the venerable sports columnist for the Washington Post, decided to write a reaction piece about one of the greatest single days in the history of baseball, and got everything completely backwards. In the strange recesses of Boswell’s mind, the crazy, glorious night of baseball we just witnessed is clear evidence that baseball […]

So the Philadelphia Phillies have been pretty awesome this year. Already sitting on 94 wins, they are on pace to win an amazing 107 contests. But what makes this all the more amazing is that their offense has been thoroughly mediocre, sitting square in the middle of the pack in most categories. All of which […]

Losses: SS Edgar Renteria, IF Juan Uribe, UT Eugenio Velez, OF Jose Guillen Additions: SS Miguel Tejada Players Resigned: OF Pat Burrell, 1B/OF Aubrey Huff, P Guillermo Mota Projected Lineup, Rotation, and Closer C Buster Posey 1B Brandon Belt 2B Freddy Sanchez SS Miguel Tejada 3B Pablo Sandoval LF Aubrey Huff CF Andres Torres RF […]

Acquisitions: P Jon Garland, IF Juan Uribe, OF Marcus Thames, C Dioner Navarro, OF Tony Gwynn Jr., IF/OF Eugenio Velez, IF Aaron Miles, P Matt Guerrier, P Kenley Jansen, P Blake Hawksworth, P Mike MacDougal, P Lance Cormier, P Tim Redding Losses: Manager Joe Torre, C Russel Martin, OF Scott Podsednik, P Jeff Weaver, C […]

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 […]

GM Ned Colletti just signed Matt Guerrier to a massive (for a reliever at least) 3-year, $12 million deal. Guerrier’s FIP the last three years was 5.08, 4.35, and 4.23. His xFIP was 4.58, 4.31, 4.53. His WAR was -0.4, 0.4, and 0.2. Uncle Ned strikes again! According to Fangraphs, the market is currently paying […]

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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 […]