Acquired: Juan Rivera, Frank Francisco, Rajai Davis. Lost: Vernon Wells, RHP Trystan Magnuson,  RHP Daniel Farquhar, RHP Kevin Gregg. Lineup: CF Corey Patterson SS Yunel Escobar RF Jose Bautista 1B Adam Lind 2B Aaron Hill DH Juan Rivera LF Travis Snider 3B Jayson Nix C J.P. Arencibia LHP Ricky Romero […]

Over the last few years Toronto Blue Jays fans have learned the hard way that in the AL East, there’s no point to being “pretty good.” Seemingly every season, the Jays have ended with more wins than losses, and seemingly every season they’ve missed the playoffs. Last season Toronto finished with a sub-.500 record for […]

The Toronto Blue Jays already got what they really needed when former general manager JP Ricciardi was fired after the season. We here at Umpbump had been arguing for the Jays to make a bold move — namely, trade Roy Halladay — for a long time; but every year, ol’ JP would insist that the […]

The recent move by Alex Rios from the Blue Jays to the White Sox via a waiver claim is a win for both sides. The Blue Jays get rid of an albatross of a contract which they had to get out from under if they are going to have any chance of competing going forward, […]

Man, Buster Olney has been strongly advocating that the Phillies trade for Roy Hallady. I mean, he’s really pushing for it. You’d think he was a Phillies fan. Or maybe he has money riding on this or something? Today, Olney gives us not one, not two, but eight reasons the Phils should acquire the Toronto […]

Jon Heyman Tweets: halladay preferences (according to pal): 1. win. 2. quiet. 3. spring in fla.; thinks he’d OK Phil, Stl, NY, Bos, etc. #MLB Doc wants to go someplace quiet and his four candidates include New York, Boston and Philly? That makes sense.

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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 […]