In years past, we UmpBump writers have voted for who we thought should make it into the Hall of Fame. Once, Nick even offered his list of players to remove from the Hall. This year, we want to know what you think. Below is a list of the 27 players on this year’s ballot, as […]

Lots of fans want the Red Sox to re-sign Adrian Beltre, who has had a big season for Boston at the plate and in the field. Here’s the rub: Beltre has hit .300 and driven in 100 runs only twice in his career. Once was 2004 with the Dodgers. The other is this season. Both […]

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 […]

When Randy Johnson announced his retirement earlier this week, baseball lost it’s greatest nickname. “The Big Unit” was perfectly descriptive (he is big) and raunchy. With Johnson’s departure, we’re left to wonder, what’s the best nickname of the rest? If you can think of a great nickname that we neglected to include in the poll, […]

Today, Buster Olney writes about Chipper Jones’ defensive struggles and says: Chipper Jones says he might retire if he has another season like this one, writes David O’Brien. Remember, he just signed a three-year, $42 million extension, which runs through 2012. Yes, he is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. That last line — Yes, he […]

The Mets and Yankees recently started selling fruit at their new stadiums. Is it about time? Or is it sacrilege? You decide. [poll id=”32″]

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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 […]