Losses: SS Edgar Renteria, IF Juan Uribe, UT Eugenio Velez, OF Jose Guillen Additions: SS Miguel Tejada Players Resigned: OF Pat Burrell, 1B/OF Aubrey Huff, P Guillermo Mota Projected Lineup, Rotation, and Closer C Buster Posey 1B Brandon Belt 2B Freddy Sanchez SS Miguel Tejada 3B Pablo Sandoval LF Aubrey Huff CF Andres Torres RF […]

Maybe I’m the wrong person to be writing about any team in the AL Central. Going into the season, I was pretty darned sure that the Cleveland Indians would win the division quite handily, and that the Minnesota Twins were a fourth place team. And I totally bashed the Chicago White Sox and Kenny Williams, […]

It wasn’t enough that we all had to be dragged through the Miguel Tejada ordeal by ESPN (yes, fine, big deal; but why make a spectacle out of it?), the Mother Ship from Bristol has decided to criss-cross the Caribbean from the sunny beaches of the Dominican Republic to the northern coast of Colombia to […]

Drunk, belligerent Al Reyes to arresting officer: “Don’t tase me, bro!” (DRaysBay) In other booze news, Drunk Jays Fans is having a healthy debate about all those…drunk…Jays…fans. How apt. El Lefty Malo has an intriguing suggestion for Barry Zito: send him down. Fire Joe Morgan took their sarcastic snark to new heights yesterday with YouTube. […]

Last week, Alejandro put his Spanish-speaking skills to use and translated an interview that Edgar Renteria did with a Colombian newspaper, where he suggested the Braves trade him. His wish has been granted. The Braves today traded Renteria to the Detroit Tigers for a couple of prospects. But what does it all mean? We have […]

Or how in an alternate universe, Joe Torre was still the manager, and Edgar Rentería was the shortstop. Funny how offseasons tend to blossom into intricate plot lines involving family affairs, turned-down deals, resignings and such. We all know that the future for Joe Torre, whatever that may be, will not involve navy pinstripes. But […]

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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 […]