I don’t purposely pick on White Sox GM Kenny Williams. I cannot deny that neither of the posts I had written about him in the past were very complimentary, which I guess is kind of like saying that The Two Coreys will undoubtedly rocket these two fine gentlemen back to super-stardom where they belong (They’re […]

As everyone knows, the White Sox won the World Series in 2005 primarily on the strength of their lights-out starting rotation. The front four starting quartet of Mark Buehrle, Freddy Garcia, Jon Garland, and Jose Contreras all won at least 14 games and all had ERAs of 3.87 or lower. The dominance of the quartet […]

Is there anything more exciting than the baseball free agency period? That was a retorical question. Of course there isn’t. Let’s take a look at some of the recent signings and what they mean: 1. Gil Meche to the Royals. If Meche tries to explain his decision to sign with Kansas City as being motivated […]

The Philadelphia Inquirer and Chicago Tribune are both reporting that Phillies GM Pat Gillick is trying to land yet another starting pitcher. The Phillies just signed Adam Eaton and already have Cole Hamels, Brett Myers, Jamie Moyer and John Lieber under contract. Ever since he got to Philly, Pat Gillick has let it be known […]

**Update** Broken up through 7 2/3 with a Kennedy base hit to center on a 3-2 count, two-outs. “Fred” (as dubbed by the Angels anouncer) García perfect through 7. Maybe he found his right blend of …uhm… herbs. But the interesting thing happened in the top of the sixth. With Iguchi on second and Thome […]

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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 […]