A few weeks ago Coley made some bold predictions for 2010. Today, each of the UmpBump writers will predict which team will make the playoffs and who will win the MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year awards. Coley: NL East: Braves NL Central: Cardinals NL West: Rockies NL Wildcard: Phillies AL East: Rays […]

So the playoffs are under way and we were having so much fun in Tucson that we forgot to do our playoff predictions. Well, never fear dear readers, this might be late, but it’s here: Sarah’s Picks: ALDS: Red Sox over Angels in 4, Yankees over Twins in 3 ALCS: Red Sox over Yankees in […]

The Umpbump writers have looked into their crystal balls and are predicting who will win big in 2009. This will save you the trouble of actually having to watch the games. See any picks that you consider ballsy, or boring? Wanna make your own predictions? As usual, we’ll hear from you in the comments. Coley’s […]

One of the most pleasing things about having a blog is the ability to use Google and Nexis to remind MSM of all the things they’ve been wrong about. Hifalutin types like to call this “holding the mainstream media accountable.” After all, making predictions is a big part of journalism (though we’re not really sure what it’s supposed to add to the conversation) […]

With the baseball season winding down, it’s time to tie up a few loose ends. 1. Orlando Cabrera thought his team could come back to make the playoffs. All the Angels needed to do was beat the A’s in all six games that the teams played against each other down the stretch. But it didn’t […]

I want to point out, before I make my playoff pics, that every single ESPN baseball writer picked the Yankees to beat the Tigers in the first round and every single writer, save Enrique Rojas, whoever he is, picked the Padres over the Cards. What does that mean, exactly? Not much. Just thought I’d point […]

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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 […]

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