My fantasy team blew chunks this year, and there are a lot of people to blame. Here are just a few: David Wright: My second round pick. By the time he broke his back, my team’s chances has already been crushed. Josh Johnson: My third round pick. Johnson is an elite pitcher when he’s on […]

As you can imagine from the name, the Hank Aaron Award is given out annually to the best offensive player in each league. And every year, a team is allowed to submit three names for consideration. And I really, really, hate beating this horse into a tartare, but the Mets, as a result of all […]

As most people know by now, Mets third baseman David Wright was just put on the 15-day disabled list with a concussion after getting beaned in the head Saturday afternoon by a 94-mph fastball from Giants pitcher Matt Cain.  Wright had been the heart and soul of the Mets this season, carrying the team on […]

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I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Mets’ third baseman David Wright is having kind of an odd year. Much of his numbers are more than solid – most notably the .333 AVG (6th in NL) and the .432 OBP (also 6th). But with 213 plate appearances in the books this year, Wright is stuck […]

On his blog, sportswriter Jonah Keri addresses one of my biggest pet-peeves as a Met fan, namely, blaming David Wright for being “unclutch”. Keri writes: The problem with the argument that Wright deserves scorn because he doesn’t come through in the clutch is that…it’s completely false. Here are David Wright’s splits from 2006-2008: Overall: .312 […]

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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 […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

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 […]