Fan Confidence Poll: August 7th, 2009

Yanks play like little leaguers, fall to Toronto
The amazingly incredible Ross Ohlendorf

Record Last Week: 5-2 (42 RS, 38 RA)
Season Record: 87-50 (787 RS, 651 RA), 7.5 games up
Opponents This Week: vs. Tampa Bay (4 games), vs. Baltimore (3 games)

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Please take a second to answer the poll below and give us an idea of how confident you are in the team. You can view the Fan Confidence Graph anytime via the nav bar above, or by clicking here. Thanks in advance for voting.

Given the team's current roster construction, farm system, management, etc., how confident are you in the Yankees' overall future?
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Yanks play like little leaguers, fall to Toronto
The amazingly incredible Ross Ohlendorf
  • http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/07/23/alg_burnett.jpg Mike Pop

    Gotta go with 9, the Yanks are the best babay!

    /Dick Vitale’d.

  • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

    I’m still a 9.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      I have been since Spring Training. I don’t get why anyone would change their assessment of a team in the middle of April.

      • Zack

        I agree you cant change in the middle of April, but you cant have blind faith all year*

        *i.e) Red Sox fans saying that DiceK won 18 games last year so when he returns next week he’s going to be that pitcher

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          No, but you also can’t be a yo-yo and want the manager fired because the team has the nerve to be 2 games over .500 on May 1st. If you assess the team critically in ST and understand it’s a long season, you should stick to your guns. Barring major injuries, of course.

          • Zack

            No, I agree with that completely.
            Remember the DFA Matsui fanclub?

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Diasuke will be a big game pitcher in the NY/Penn league playoffs. You’ll see.

      • http://twitter.com/Hopjake Jake H

        I’ve been no lower then an 8. That is what I started out at the beginning of the year. I went to a 9 when the SP straightened out and the BP got good.

  • Zack

    It’s 9, and it’s been like that for awhile.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    “Well round here, between Normandie and Western, we call this here a little Tenny ten ten…”

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Oh you ain’t catchin’ no crackhead.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    I know I’m getting WAYYYY ahead of things here, but the thought of a Yanks-Cards or Yanks-Phillies World Series is something I’m already getting excited about. ESPN did a piece today about Yanks-Cards.

    BTW-No, I don’t believe in jinxes, or that anything I type on a messageboard will change anything.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      and how could I forget Yanks-Dodgers. Torre and Manny.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I predicted Yanks/Phils in that community thread so if it comes true, I’m the man.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        I predicted a Natinals/Royals World Series…..FAIL

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          So close.

    • Riddering

      I was thinking this morning how much I’d love to see a Yankee-Cardinal WS. Pujols in YS, Molina v. Molina, Clutch-Rod…oh the drama!

      (Funny, I don’t believe in jinxes when it comes to typing something like “A ring for Jeter’s thumb!” but it does bug me when announcers drone on about perfect games in the midst of one.)

      • Accent Shallow

        Molina v. Molina

        All other subplots pale before this one.

        • Riddering

          It will be like “A League of Their Own”, only with even more testosterone!

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Anyone else think we should be more worried about the Tigers with Verlander-Jackson going than the awful Angels rotation or the broken down Sox starters?

    I’m starting to come around to this line of thinking, myself.

    • Moshe Mandel

      Jackson 2nd Half ERA, OPSA, and WHIP: 4.26, .858, 1.58.
      Washburn: 4.68, .774, 1.24

      That’s fine with me. Their bullpen is awful as well.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Good info, Mo. Appears Mr Jackson is reverting to the old Edwin the Yanks knew and loved facing. The post season is all about match ups, check out his splits vs the Yanks.

        http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....38;three=1

        • Riddering

          How is it possible for a pitcher to complete -.1 innings? I’ve got to know!

    • Pasqua

      No matter what, I’m always nervous about a Yanks / Sox series. Broken down starters or not you know, if that series comes to pass, it’s gonna be a heart-stopper.

  • Pasqua

    I’m feeling like a 9 overall, but an 8 for the immediate future. Not crazy about the pitching matchups against Tampa. I always like CC, but with the way Burnett and Joba have been going — and throw in a Gaudin start — I’m hoping we don’t hit a bump in the road.

  • Dela G

    I’ve been a ten since the 4 game sweep, and will def stay that way unless something ludicrous happens

  • Randy A.

    Mike, good job making Rob Neyer taste metal. He must be one of the writers who still holds the NL equal to the AL

  • Johnnyboy

    I heard that Gardner and Duncan were called up. Can anyone confirm this?

  • Riddering
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