On Wednesday, the Red Sox acquired RP Mark Melancon from the Astros for SS/IF Jed Lowrie and SP/RP Kyle Weiland. Earlier today, the Reds acquired SP Mat Latos from the Padres for 1B/OF Yonder Alondo, C Yasmani Grandal, SP Edinson Volquez and RP Brad Boxberger. I know there’s a fairly strong desire among a lot […]

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 […]

On Monday, we wrote a post upon noticing that Edinson Volquez finished fourth in NL Rookie of the Year voting despite the fact that he’s not a rookie. And we challenged our readers to “out” those three BBWAA members who didn’t bother to actually inform themselves of this fact. But before anyone could report back, […]

Clearly, members of the Baseball Writers Association of America do not read UmpBump. If they did, they would know that EDINSON VOLQUEZ IS NOT A FREAKING ROOKIE. And yet, Volquez finished 4th in the National League Rookie of the Year voting. Right. And it’s the bloggers who don’t know what they’re talking about? We’re the […]

Hi, kids. I’m Paul Moro from UmpBump.com. Did you know that every year, millions of baseball fans put themselves in harm’s way around this time of the year? It’s true. Because now’s the time when we’re all discussing amongst friends, co-workers and families who should win the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year […]

Free coffee and baseball: This is a match made in heaven, from Sarah’s point of view. Two notes: 1. Jose Canseco is worried that he’ll get poisoned via free coffee. 2. Jonathan Papelbon is advertising free coffee (with purchase of either a flatbread sandwich or a pizza) at Dunkin’ Donuts, available the day after the […]

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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 […]