Is there really no team interested in trading for Diamondbacks 1B Adam LaRoche, who will be a free agent after this season (unless both he and the Diamondbacks exercise mutual options)? Since the all-star break, LaRoche has a .324/.369/.578 line. That’s hardly a fluke. For his career, LaRoche has a .252/.327/.449 line in the first […]

A while back, we questioned the notion that the Braves’ trade for Adam LaRoche was about 2010. Today we’ll take a look at who might play 1B for Atlanta next season. The contenders: 1. Adam LaRoche, the team’s current 1B, will be a free agent at the end of the season and could be resigned. […]

Today, the AJC’s Jeff Schultz tells us that the Braves sole trade dealine move — a straight-up swap of 1B Casey Kotchman for 1B Adam LaRoche — is about 2010. But he never tells us how in the world dealing Kotchman for LaRoche will make the Braves better in 2010. And for the love of […]

It’s been a wild few weeks in Boston Red Sox-land, with Boston axing Mark Kotsay and his beautiful wife Jamie in favor of Adam LaRoche, the steroid revelations about David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, and the fevered speculation over whether Theo Epstein could — or would — swing a trade for Roy Halladay. The dust […]

From left to right, Chipper Jones, Matt Duff (former St. Louis Cardinal), Tom Martin (New York Mets), Adam LaRoche (Pittsburgh Pirates), Ryan Langerhans (Washington Nationals) and Willie Robertson (son of world famous duck hunter).

I’ve been absent from this here blog, and you can thank the horrendous thing that is Strep Throat for that. Fully recovered, I figured the best and easiest way for me to come back into action was a good ol’ “Random Links” post. Of course, with all these antibiotics, doctor’s visits, and so on, I […]

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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 […]