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Archive for February, 2011

Adam Wainwright and the Biggest Spring Training »

The St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright will have Tommy John surgery on his right elbow and will miss the entire 2011 season. While this puts a major damper on the Cardinals playoff hopes, last year's Major League Baseball playoff participants are faced with questions of their own.Whether it's the New York Yankees or the [...]

2011 Fantasy Projections No. 53: Will New York »

Our 2011 fantasy baseball projections will be released one by one until the top 100 players have been revealed. These rankings consider past achievements, current performance and expected future results based on standard 5×5 H2H settings. After 14 straight seasons of batting .290 or higher, Derek Jeter bottomed out in [...]

I Am No. 4: Freddy Garcia Reportedly Has Leg Up in »

Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman tweeted this morning that "freddy garcia has leg up for no. 4 starter spot but its wide open for no. 5." The veteran right-hander was signed this offseason by the Yankees to provide some depth for what looks to be a shaky back-end of the rotation. With the rotation being headlined by ace CC Sabathia, young [...]

Adam Wainwright Injury Means Bad News for the New York »

Just to clarify: Yes, I know that Adam Wainwright is in St. Louis. And yes, I know that the Yankees are in no way directly related to him. Yet, Adam Wainwright's injury could spell bad news for the Yankees as they begin their long climb back to the top. We all know of the Yankees' rotation woes. It's been well-documented through every single form [...]

New York Yankees: Projecting the Full Starting Lineup »

After an embarrassing ALCS loss to the Rangers, their inability to sign key players and losing both Kerry Wood and the heart of the New York Yankees, Andy Pettitte, the Yankees have had an offseason filled with both disappointment and discouragement. With questionable pitchers (A.J. Burnett) and players (Derek Jeter) not playing up to par, the [...]

New York Yankees Will Lean Heavily on the Power of the »

Considering how many Yankees had sub par seasons by their standards in 2010, it can be considered a minor miracle the team came within two games of returning to the World Series last fall.Many of those slumping stars are back in 2011. Does having several key players with something to prove provide a perfect cocktail for success? Or are the Yankees [...]

Baseball America: Six New York Yankees among Top 100 »

The New York Yankees' six players among Baseball America's top 100 prospects serve as a reminder that the Yankees place importance on developing their farm system. Instead of neglecting to develop players as in the past, the Yanks now place great emphasis on scouting and player development. The Royals lead the list with seven players total, but if [...]

New York Yankees: Are They Really American League East »

Apparently, to two-time All-Star selection Mark Teixeira, the New York Yankees, with the highest payroll and the best offense in the league, are now underdogs. "I think we relish the underdog role,” Teixeira said. “I love it. I love the fact that people say Boston’s the best team in the league right now. They had a great [...]

Mariano Rivera: Is the New York Yankees Closer Better »

For years now we at Yankees 'n More have been writing, at one point or another during the given baseball season, that Mariano Rivera seems to be getting better with age. In an excellent post to his 3UP blog at the New York Post, Joel Sherman has the numbers to back up our contention.From Sherman's Post: "But here is yet another remarkable [...]

MLB Spring Training News And Notes: A Look Ahead To »

The sports betting community is focused on March Madness betting and the NHL trade deadline at this moment, but MLB spring training is getting started up and there is already a torrent of news and information about key players coming out of the different camps. This will prove to be an interesting season for MLB, especially if the developments in [...]

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