Congratulations to the newest member of the Hall of Fame Barry Larkin and onwards with the belated second part of my series on how contenders can use the remaining free agents to fill key gaps on their rosters: Miami Marlins Need: Centre field They might not be targeting a new centre fielder, they seem quite […]

It may have resulted in my team completing an historic failure, but last night was the greatest night of baseball I can remember. I’ve seen great games, great drama and great playoff match ups, but full the scale and reach of the drama last night tops them all. I’m sure there will be inquests in […]

Just three weeks ago I said to anyone who would listen, “the end of this baseball season is boring.” You said it too. Admit it. There were no compelling playoff races, save for the AL West. And it wasn’t long before that division got boring, too. Pundits pointed to the lack of drama in the […]

This week, I did something a little rash. I splurged and bought two tickets to the first NLDS game at Chase Field. As a Phillies fan living in Tucson, AZ, I’m hoping that the Diamondbacks end up playing the Phillies in the first round. When I bought the tickets, that scenario looked likely. Now? All […]

If it wasn’t for the Boston Red Sox I wouldn’t be a baseball fan. Or, to be more accurate, if it wasn’t for Pedro Martinez I wouldn’t be a baseball fan. There’s not a lot of exposure to the game here in the UK so it took the greatness of Pedro to first grab my […]

Acquisitions:  2B Dan Uggla, RHP Scott Linebrink, LHP George Sherrill, RHP Rodrigo Lopez, 1B/3B/OF Joe Mather, MGR Fredi Gonzalez Losses:  OF Rick Ankiel, RHP Kyle Farnsworth, 1B/3B Troy Glaus, 1B Derek Lee, LHP Mike Dunn, IF Omar Infante, RHP Kyle Cofield, CL Billy Wagner, OF Matt Diaz, MGR Bobby Cox Projected Roster: LF Martin Prado […]

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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 […]