With the season one-third gone now, it’s become pretty clear which players were only slumping and which players actually just suck at baseball. And yet on every team there is at least one player which for foolish reasons, whether it be an over-developed sense of loyalty, a case of GM-player man-love, a reputation for grit […]

The week six results for the UmpBump fantasy league are in. Time for quick look at who’s performing and who isn’t! Sarah: This was a terrible week for the Somerville Green Sox. What sort of terrible? Well, my one save was taken away after the official scorer realized he’d made a mistake, making me the […]

You know, I got so excited about Freddy Garcia and J.D. Drew that this free-agent story totally passed me by. The Mets signed right-handed reliever Guillermo Mota to a two-year, $5 million contract yesterday. Mota, 33, went 3-0 with a 1.00 earned run average in 18 games with the Mets last season, after they acquired […]

If you thought Mets reliever Guillermo Mota’s resurgance during the second half of this season was surprising, you probably won’t be shocked to hear that Mota was suspended today for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Mota, who came right out and confessed after being told he failed a drug test, will miss 50 games next season. “I […]

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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 […]