With the season one-third gone now, it’s become pretty clear which players were only slumping and which players actually just suck at baseball. And yet on every team there is at least one player which for foolish reasons, whether it be an over-developed sense of loyalty, a case of GM-player man-love, a reputation for grit […]

I’m not exactly sure what Trevor Hoffman was doing this offseason, but at this point it wouldn’t surprise me if he had been wandering the depths of the Florida Everglades with a map left behind by Ponce De León. Because since the 41-year-old Hoffman came off the DL in mid-April, he has been pitching about […]

Back in early December, UmpBump’s Coley argued that the Brewers needed to go all in to try and win now before the current window of opportunity closed. And the Brewers answered his call. By signing Jorge Julio. Ba-zing. All right, fine. Their acquisition of Trevor Hoffman was certainly newsworthy. And despite posting his worst ERA […]

Late last night, the Brewers and Yankees resumed their earlier trade talks for Mike Cameron. If you’ll recall, the Brewers were reportedly hesitant to trade Cameron because he was a FOCC (Friend of CC). Now that CC is gone, Milwaukee is again looking for a deal. In November, word was that the Brewers were looking […]

Remember when the Brewers’ biggest problem was they had too much starting pitching? CC Sabathia, Ben Sheets, Yovani Gallardo, Jeff Suppan, Dave Bush, Seth McClung and Manny Parra — so many arms and only five rotation spots! Milwaukee won’t have that problem this year. The Brewers have shown little interest in brining back the oft-injured […]

I haven’t heard any mention of this in the mainstream media, but word on the virtual street is that Prince Fielder is eating meat again. During a recent chat, someone with the screen name “Prince Fielder” jokingly asked ESPN’s Keith Law, “Which vegatables (sic) are good with ketchup and mustard?” To which Law replied, “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 […]