Yesterday, Buster Olney gave his take on the AL Cy Young race: An interesting aspect of Cliff Lee — and part of the reason the Indians didn’t invest in a huge contract for him — is that when he misses his spots, he tends to get lit up. That’s exactly what happened on Saturday against the Orioles. […]

Over the weekend, Buster Olney listed the top 15 “most irreplaceable players.” Ryan Howard was his ninth most irreplaceable player because, “He has shown over and over that he is capable of hoisting that team on his broad shoulders for a month at a time.” Chase Utley didn’t make the list. Now that Utley is […]

I get really tired of all these ESPN “analysts” who don’t seem to know anything about any teams outside of the two eastern divisions. Do they even watch west coast games at all? Are they already asleep on the East Coast by the time the West Coast teams play? What’s been really annoying about the […]

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 […]

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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

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Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

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