This week, Fangraphs is asking readers to vote for the pitcher they think should win the AL Cy Young Award. On Saturday, Fangraphs author Dave Cameron tweeted an update: Today, the results are in and it’s Hernandez in a landslide. I didn’t vote for Hernandez, nor did I vote for Liriano. I voted for Cliff […]

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. […]

At any given time there are no more than a handful of pitchers in baseball that you can call true aces. Pitchers who are not only good enough to be the number one starter on your team, but are so good you wouldn’t hesitate to throw them in any game, against any opponent and feel […]

This is part of a series of posts wherein we belittle teams for their bewildering offseason buffoonery, or else extol them their their excellent preseason exploits. Many pundits are proclaiming that the Seattle Mariners had the best offseason of any team, and it’s easy to see why. First, they had an utterly unforseen gift from […]

ESPN is reporting the Mariners have signed King Felix to a contract extension. Buster Olney says it’ll be “a five-year deal in the neighborhood of $80 million.” Umpbump has learned some more contract details. Don’t ask us how. We could tell you, but then we’d have to kill you. Felix will earn a total of […]

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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 […]