Today Justin Upton got a six-year $50M contract from the Diamondbacks, and it was well-deserved. Upton seems poised for greatness, and Arizona did the right thing locking him up. Landing the big bucks hasn’t been so easy for Justin’s brother, Rays center fielder BJ Upton. BJ was drafted by the Rays in 2002 and signed […]

I’ve beat this dead horse till I can’t beat it no mo’!

ESPN is reporting the Mariners have signed King Felix to a contract extension. Buster Olney says it’ll be “a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $80 million.” Umpbump has learned some more contract details. Don’t ask us how. We could tell you, but then we’d have to kill you. Felix will earn a total of […]

I love me some mlb new media goonies

Has anyone noticed how much, especially their “MLB” page, sucks over the weekend? Maybe not, since the time when most people most obsessively check the internet is during the week, when they are at work and supposed to be doing other things. But now that I am living in Japan, where due to timezone […]

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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 […]

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 […]