Who are the best home run hitters in baseball? Off the top of my head I think of Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols, Justin Morneau, Prince Fielder, Mark Reynolds, Justin Upton, Josh Hamilton, Joey Votto, Miguel Cabrera, Vlad Guerrero, Adam Dunn, Ryan Braun…who am I missing here? Anyways, only one of those guys — Cabrera — […]

This is part of a series of posts wherein we belittle teams for their offseason blunders, or else begrudgingly praise them for the occasional wily move. As the first decade of the 21st century comes to a close it looks like the end of an era for the Angels. Over the past 10 years, the […]

Due to a scheduling snaffu (and Nick not reading his email) both he and I wrote posts about what the Angels need. Since we largely agree when it comes to the halos’ shortcomings, I won’t bore you with the post that I wrote. But I will further one point that he made. Both Nick and […]

So my buddy who works at ESPN’s Cold Pizza emailed me this afternoon to tell me that a small plane crashed into a Manhattan apartment building ten blocks from where he lives. That was about two hours ago. He just called me to say that two people died in the crash and one of them […]

This just in: the Philadelphia Phillies have pulled the trigger on a major deadline deal, sending RF Bobby Abreu and SP Corey Lidle to the Yankees in exchange for three minor leaguers. From ESPN.com: Stark reported the Yankees will send the Phillies 20-year-old minor-league shortstop C.J. Henry — their No. 1 pick in 2005 — […]

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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 […]