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As prediction columns start to pop up around the web, it seems it’s that time of year where I throw out my own guesses for the coming year. My track record isn’t great (to put it mildly), but it’s always fun to go through the various end of season awards every spring and take a […]

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 […]

According to the Chicago Sun-Times’s Joe Cowley, White Sox GM Kenny Williams is doing his best to trade for Adam Dunn, but the price is just too high. “The problem Kenny is finding out is that [Nats GM Mike] Rizzo is acting like Dunn is Ryan Howard,” the source said. Guess what, source? Rizzo isn’t […]

From WaPo’s Thomas Boswell: If the Nats can extend Dunn for three years for close to $40 million, they should do it — and fast. His defense may improve. If it doesn’t, he’s still a bargain because the stat lovers have probably overshot in their zeal for quantifying. It’s the way of things. They themselves […]

The rate at which home runs have been flying out of the new Yankee Stadium has been a hot topic since the first weeks of the season, but up to now the statheads have been urging caution and calm. “Small sample size” they have cried. But as we close in on the two month mark, […]

Quick, guess which team is leading the National League in OPS.  Unbelievably, it is the oft-ridiculed Washington Nationals, even though they have the worst record in baseball at 10-21. The Nats’ outstanding team OPS of .809 is more than enough to edge out the now Manny-less Dodgers for first place.  They are third in homers […]

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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 […]