Following on from a run through the American League awards, here’s some sure to be wrong predictions for the senior league. MVP – Justin Upton When trade rumours began circling around Upton just over a year ago, there were some  impressive packages of young talent being (theoretically) together as fans and analysis lined up to work out […]

As prediction columns start to pop up around the web, it seems it’s that time of year where I throw out my own guesses for the coming year. My track record isn’t great (to put it mildly), but it’s always fun to go through the various end of season awards every spring and take a […]

It’s that time of year again. With the regular season coming to a close UmpBumpers Coley, Paul, and Nick bring you our picks for the postseason hardware. As usual, these are not predictions of who we think *will* win, but picks for who we think *should* win, if the sportswriters had any brains at all! […]

Yesterday, Umpbump posted our predictions for the 2009 season. Some of these picks were easier than others – for instance, all five of us chose the Cubs as NL Central champs, and four of us picked the A’s and Dodgers to win their respective divisions. A slim three-person majority also favored the Mets to win […]

Piggybacking on Coley’s post yesterday regarding Albert Pujols as MVP, I want to draw attention to another article arguing against the pick – this one from the Washington Post’s Thomas Boswell (hat tip to some unknown blogger named Rob Neyer. Keep trying, Rob. You’ll make it someday). Out of all the articles I’ve read regarding […]

We’ve got a host of NL MVP-related links today. DanUpBaby at Viva El Birdos says, “I’ve never been happier to overreact about something, personally.” Here’s how Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writer Tom Hardricourt voted: 1. Ryan Howard, 2. CC Sabathia,3. Manny Ramirez, 4. Carlos Delgado, 5. Aramis Ramirez, 6. Prince Fielder, 7. Albert Pujols, 8. Ryan Ludwick,9. […]

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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 […]