Acquisitions: 3B Adrian Beltre, RHP Brandon Webb, C Yorvit Torrealba, C Mike Napoli, LHP Arthur Rhodes, RHP Dave Bush, C Kevin Cash, RHP Brett Tomko, RHP Seth McClung, IF Omar Quintanilla, C Robinzon Diaz, RHP Yhency Brazoban, IF Brian Barden, LHP Zach Jackson, 1B Brad Nelson, RHP Ty Taubenheim, IF Matt Kata Losses: LHP Cliff […]

Last year was a year of big firsts for the Tampa Bay Rays. New uniforms. New name. And a new habit: winning. Also, fighting. From their Spring training clashes with the Yankees to their June brawl with the Red Sox, the AL East’s big kahunas were put on notice early: no longer would the Tampa […]

Yep, it’s that time of year again! Time for UmpBump to help alleviate the tedium between the Hall of Fame announcements and the start of spring training by bringing back a popular feature that we introduced last year: Hot Offseason Action! Over the next month and a half, leading up to the start of spring […]

Over the next two and a half months, as we head toward opening day, UmpBump will be chronicling the offseason developments and 2007 outlook for all 30 MLB teams.We will analyze both the wily moves and the tragic blunders, assign an “offseason grades” and provide projected lineups and starting rotations based on the latest breaking […]

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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 […]