My fantasy team blew chunks this year, and there are a lot of people to blame. Here are just a few: David Wright: My second round pick. By the time he broke his back, my team’s chances has already been crushed. Josh Johnson: My third round pick. Johnson is an elite pitcher when he’s on […]

Acquisitions: 1B Casey Kotchman, OF Johnny Damon, DH Manny Ramirez, RHP Jonah Bayliss, OF Chris Carter, RHP Dirk Hayhurst, INF Daniel Mayora, INF Ray Olmedo, RHP Kyle Farnsworth, INF Felipe Lopez, RHP Juan Cruz Losses: C Dioner Navarro, 1B Carlos Peña, 1B/OF Brad Hawpe, SS Jason Bartlett, OF Carl Crawford, OF Gabe Kapler, OF Fernando […]

Bombshell Manny Ramirez Suspended fifty games – wow. Better start tweeting. Agent’s Two-Step “Blame it on the meds From that doctor,” says Boras. “That always fools ‘em.” Torre’s Lament Hitting three-fifty OBP-ing five hundred. Get me Juan Pierre.

Manny Ramirez, reportedly, has drawn a line in the sand. He wants $25MM in 2009 with a player option for $20MM in 2010, none of it deferred, and he won’t accept a penny less. The Dodgers, meanwhile, are reportedly ready to start decreasing their offer to Ramirez, to bring it more in line with his […]

It’s exactly one week before Barack Obama is sworn in as president of the United States and here at Umpbump we’ve decided to mark the occasion with a series of Obamicons, which we created at Paste Magazine’s Obama.Me site. Each day we’ll post a different Obamicon, featuring one of our favorite baseball personalities. Today, we’re […]

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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 […]