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 […]

New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro is the latest scribe to throw his support behind adding a second wild card team to both leagues. The plan that Vaccaro and others endorse would pit the two wild card teams in each league against each other in a one-game playoff, with the winner moving on to play […]

By Joe Tarring In Sunday night’s Cardinals v Reds game, Zack Cozart was running hard to second on a potential double play ball, forcing a rushed throw to the shortstop by Skip Schumaker. Stretching to catch the feed, Ryan Theriot’s foot was pulled off the bag and Cozart was called safe. Replays were inconclusive but […]

Former GM Jim Bowden recently took the time to break down all 30 baseball general managers. We’re talking nearly 4,000 words spent analyzing each GM, his trade history, strengths and weaknesses. And what did we learn? 5 GMs are “aggressive” 4 are “honest” 4 are “deal-makers” 4 are “professional” 3 are “straight shooting” 3 are […]

Recently, general manager turned blogger Jim Bowden gave his picks for the NL all-star team. After he was done listing all the players who he thought should make it and all the players he felt bad about snubbing, he offered what he thought were the shortcomings of his team. The first and presumably largest shortcoming: […]

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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 […]