The above is from the player page in my Yahoo fantasy baseball league. As you may know, the Astros’ Lance Berkman began the season on the DL and is getting himself ready physically to play some ball. But here’s what I want to know – how in the hell do you know if you’re working […]

What could I say about the future of the Houston Astros that won’t make me sound like a hater? … Well… You can still probably get away with calling Carlos Lee “pudgy” instead of “obese”. Does that count? The 2008 Houston Astros was the oldest squad in the National League. Out of those who accumulated […]

You might have seen Nick, Coley, and Sarah’s MVP picks already. If not, then you probably should. Because only then will you be able to appreciate how much better mine are. Call me VORPy. I believe that “most valuable” means that you were the best in that year. I do not think it’s rational to […]

Nick and Coley have already given you their MVP picks. Here are mine: First, the American League. The runners-up: Grady Sizemore. Smart stats love this guy, despite his crappy average this year: he was second in the AL in VORP and first in Runs Created. He also tied for fifth in homers. But it was […]

It’s time for each member of the umpbump staff to make his or her MVP picks. Nick went first. Now it’s my turn. Buckle up — it’s going to be a bumpy ride. American League Rob Neyer says 30 win shares is a good baseline for an MVP caliber season and if he’s right than we’ve […]

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 […]

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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 […]