Acquisitions: P Jon Garland, IF Juan Uribe, OF Marcus Thames, C Dioner Navarro, OF Tony Gwynn Jr., IF/OF Eugenio Velez, IF Aaron Miles, P Matt Guerrier, P Kenley Jansen, P Blake Hawksworth, P Mike MacDougal, P Lance Cormier, P Tim Redding Losses: Manager Joe Torre, C Russel Martin, OF Scott Podsednik, P Jeff Weaver, C […]

GM Ned Colletti just signed Matt Guerrier to a massive (for a reliever at least) 3-year, $12 million deal. Guerrier’s FIP the last three years was 5.08, 4.35, and 4.23. His xFIP was 4.58, 4.31, 4.53. His WAR was -0.4, 0.4, and 0.2. Uncle Ned strikes again! According to Fangraphs, the market is currently paying […]

Look, we could talk about how the Dodgers need a second baseman now that Joe Torre completely alienated Orlando Hudson by benching him in favor of an inferior player down the stretch and in the playoffs, or how the Dodgers need another starting pitcher or two, but why beat around the bush when what the […]

Everyone is wondering who the “player to be named later” is in the trade that sent Jon Garland to the Dodgers, especially since the Diamondbacks are paying all of Garland’s salary for the rest of this season, plus his $2 million buyout after the season is over, meaning it’s got to be someone good. One […]

At the beginning of this season, we asked if putting Joe Torre and Ned Colletti together in the same organization was going to mutually exacerbate both of their well-known predilictions for big-name “experienced veterans.” Clearly, the answer is a resounding “YES.” Dangling well-known veteran players in front of Colletti and Torre must be like dangling […]

Ned Colletti has only been a general manager since 2006, but now that he has designated Delwyn Young for assignment, you can now officially field an entire major-league starting lineup out of the players he has given up on and traded away in just three years. Apparently, Colletti only gave up on Young, a 26-year-old, […]

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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 […]