Today, on the last day of the Major League season, at least according to the schedule, we kick off “Hirings and Firings,” our new, occasional series on what teams should do with its roster this offseason. We begin with the Red Sox, who disappointed their rabid fanbase this season by (literally) limping to a distant […]

Here’s a round-up of recent baseball tidbits. Sigh. It must be November. In case you missed it, Red Sox catcher (and captain) Jason Varitek did one better than handing out candy this Halloween: he gave out autographs. After the Variteks’ Halloween party broke up (the guest list included the Mirabellis and the Lowells), Tek took […]

The results are in! It took over two months, but Umpbump has finished evaluating the offseasons of all 30 MLB teams. We analyzed each team’s free agent signings and trades and after careful consideration, each team was awarded a letter grade, ranging from A-F (no E’s for effort), just like in high school. So who […]

This is one in a series of posts that will call out all 30 teams for their wily offseason moves and tragic offseason blunders. The Yankees haven’t done much this offseason. It’s been more addition by subtraction.They traded Garry Sheffield to the Tigers for prospects. They traded Randy Johnson to the Diamondbacks for a middle […]

This is the one in a series of posts that will call out all 30 teams for their wily offseason moves and tragic offseason blunders. Last season, for the first time in 15 years, the Braves didn’t win the NL East. So this season, we should expect major changes, right? Right. Last year’s team played […]

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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 […]