Baseball Prospectus has a formula called Secret Sauce that they use to predict who will play in the World Series. The formula focuses in on three criteria: 1. Pitchers that strike out batters. 2. A stud closer. 3. A good defense. Here’s how SI’s John Donovan describes the formula: The “Secret Sauce,” as BP call […]

Hot dag, yo, are we the only sports blog not banned in China? Or are we in fact banned in China and we just don’t know it? That is one looong cup of coffee: it had been 21years in between minor league starts for Tom Glavine when he took the hill for the Myrtle Beach […]

Juan Pierre is an average outfielder. At best. He has no power. He has a terrible arm. The contract the Dodgers signed him to before last season was insane. On that, we can all agree. So it’s really no surprise that the Dodgers have opted to go with Andre Ethier, Andruw Jones and Matt Kemp […]

This is one of a series of posts in which we rip each team for their offseason blunders and praise them for their wily moves. If the Dodgers had done absolutely nothing at all this whole offseason, I would have given them an “A” grade, because given this year’s free agent class and the incredible […]

It appears that Juan Pierre, the Cubs’ lead-off man – and free-agent-to-be – would “not mind” playing for Ozzie Guillen. It seems that a slight rumor at the end of a disappointing (‘embarrasing‘ sez the hyperbolic moron, Marriotti – for whom, you Jay?) season is the only good news the South Siders have heard in […]

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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 […]