Disclaimer – Feel free to use this to prep for your upcoming fantast draft / auction but the writer bears no responsibility for player’s being hurt, released or bad at baseball. At a certain level, predictions are very easy to make. Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols and Roy Halladay are going to be pretty good this year. Kyle […]

My fantasy team blew chunks this year, and there are a lot of people to blame. Here are just a few: David Wright: My second round pick. By the time he broke his back, my team’s chances has already been crushed. Josh Johnson: My third round pick. Johnson is an elite pitcher when he’s on […]

Yesterday, Fangraphs had some fun with ERA estimators and came up with a list of players we can reasonably expect will be better in the second half of the season. Dan Haren was on that list. The reason? Haren has been unlucky in 2010. More batted balls are falling for hits, and more fly balls […]

Let’s play a game.  I’ll give you a MLB pitching line accumulated over the course of six starts and you project the number of wins the stats should have generated for Joe Majorleaguer.  Ready?  Okay: 3.69 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 5.77 K/9, 5 of 6 Quality Starts So what do you think?  3-2?  4-1 maybe? In the case […]

About a month ago, Umpbump HQ received a peculiar e-mail. It was from Rudy Gamble, the operator of the fantasy baseball site Razzball.com, challenging us to a duel… Well, not really a duel per se since it involves ten combatants. It was more of a battle royale, a gauntlet, a “clusterf***”.  Our weapons? The crappiest […]

Time for another addition of fantasy fun. In this chapter, Paul returns from Japan, Sarah clinches a playoff birth, Alejandro squeaks by and Coley accepts his fate. Sarah: The Somerville Green Sox clinched a playoff spot this week with a resounding 12-0 win over the long-dormant “caitlin grace” squad, who is apparently so lazy she […]

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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 […]