The dust is yet to settle after yesterday’s fiasco involving Washington Nationals Manager Jim Riggleman and team GM Mike Rizzo, but if the Twittersphere is any gauge, many remain bewildered by the sudden turn of events in the nation’s capital.  Few understand why Riggleman had chosen such a boisterous occasion – the Nationals were minutes […]

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 […]

The baseball world is buzzing about ESPN’s recent decision to not renew Joe Morgan’s contract for Sunday Night Baseball after 21 years. Many are wondering if this has anything to do with Morgan’s near-legendary dislike and distrust of modern statistics, as satirized by the now defunct blog “Fire Joe Morgan.” Joe Morgan was singled out […]

I root for the Phillies but I live in Tucson, Ariz., so I subscribe to, which enables me to watch all of the Phillies games (and any other out of market games) on my laptop. I also bought a Roku box, which allows me to stream to my television. Throughout the season, […]

For a content repository that is so overprotective of its material,’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 […]

Yes kids, this is good, but this is exactly why we need net neutrality.

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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 […]

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