Fan Confidence Poll: September 28th, 2009


Record Last Week: 5-1 (30 RS, 19 RA)
Season Record: 100-56 (883 RS, 724 RA), 8.5 games up, clinched AL East, best record in AL, best record in MLB
Opponents This Week: vs. Kansas City (3 games), @ Tampa (3 games)

Top stories from last week:

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?
Categories : Polls


  1. JSquared says:

    I have Voted 10 every time, i think we might need an 11 now…

  2. yankeegirl49 says:

    Went from a 9 to a 10…there is no stopping this team. Not this year and not in the near future.

  3. Derby says:

    I gave this team a 10 as well. If we can play in the playoffs as good as we played this past week, then there’s nothing stopping us!

  4. UWS says:

    Confidence level: 42.

  5. Brooklyn Ed says:

    hmm, shouldn’t Cashman enlight the idea of bringing up Ajax now? Towers has no business doing here, and the most logical choice to be DFA.

  6. Reggie C. says:


    Mission isn’t over by a long shot, but the Yanks are going to polish off the year by the numbers.

    AL East Division winners: CHECK
    Best record in the AL: CHECK
    Best record in MLB: CHECK
    ALDS series win:
    World Series:

    If CC wins his 20th game, maybe the MSM remembers how irrelevant KC and Seattle have been this 2nd half of the season and give the Cy to our big fella.

  7. The Yankees have no weaknesses.

    Theoretical John Kruk

  8. Jake H says:

    A 9 again. Yankees beating the Sox to win the division was nice.

  9. Bob Stone says:

    I am back a Confidence Level 10 after two weeks at 9. The reason for the 9 was concern about AJ and Joba as well as the realization that 6 straight games against LA/Boston is a challenge. What more do fans need to see to be at 10, at least for today?

    • andrew says:

      More consistency from AJ and Joba would get the job done for me. Not to nitpick too much, but we really don’t know what we’re going to get from 50% of our playoff rotation, so i can’t go all in with the 10 just yet.

      • Bob Stone says:

        I understand. If they pitch like they did over the last week though, the Yanks are looking good. I just think people should let go, bask in the glory of the moment, and get crazy with their optimism for one day by voting 10.

  10. I can only assume the four people who voted a “6″ are Peter Gammons, John Kruk, Jayson Stark, and John “Tweet Tweet Biiiitch” Henry.

  11. Bob Stone says:

    A quick calculation shows that the poll is hovering just over 9. Let’s see the poll crack the 9 level for the first time this year. The highest level was an 8.90 on 08/10/09.

    Optimists – Get the vote out!

  12. Bob Stone says:

    Based on early returns, with only 9% of the vote in, our Election Headquarters team projects the optimist as the winner with a 9.09.

  13. RCK says:

    My first 10 since opening day. How could I not?

  14. BTW, Joe left a few things out of the headline of the game recap from last night. It should read:

    “Yanks take game, series, AL East, home field advantage, MLB record, Boston’s pride, the secret Rebel base at Hoth, Boston’s self-respect, hundreds of young coeds, Boston’s virginity, ESPN’s credibility, Ken Rosenthal’s heart, the MacGuffin, the lead, the streets, the cake, the A-train, the money and run, and basically whatever the #$%& we want, because we’re the balls.

  15. Tom Zig says:

    Voted a 9. I’m more amazed at the fact that people voted 7 and 6 than that one person who voted 1.

  16. Pags Pasqua says:

    I voted 9. Why not a 10?

    AJ & Joba

    A couple of decent starts do not counterbalance a season full of inconsistency.

  17. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    My Confidence level is at a 10, but it will go to infinity if one of these four things happen. (infinity + 1 if 2 things happen, etc…)

    1. Sign Aroldis Chapman
    2. Sign Miguel Angel Sano (Jesus, Angel, Pope, Mo and Melvin!!!)
    3. Speaking of Him, Melvin decides to come to America.
    4. Sign Wagner Mateo and then get Dr. Arun Gulani to fix his eyes.

  18. leokitty says:

    Voted 9 because Andy’s been sorta meh lately. K:BB of just about 1 in September, eek.

  19. Bob Stone says:

    The trolls are killing the poll. With 498 votes, confidnce level in just short of 9 – 8.797.

  20. pat says:

    I voted one, but it was all just a tribute to Andy Kaufman so it’s cool.

  21. Dela G says:

    my level is at televen… thats right, televen

  22. Riddering says:

    Let’s just say…I’m hopped up on ‘confidence’.

  23. HOLY CRAP – It looks like ESPN has been shamed into improvement.

    With one week left in the regular season, each contender headed to the postseason (according to Monday’s standings) shares a common identity crisis: With the exception of the Yankees, every team has bullpen issues that will likely make or break them in October and, perhaps, November…

    The Yankees seem to be the lone contenders to buck this troublesome trend. I’ve said all season that the way the Yankees have developed a solid bullpen corps will turn out to be one of 2009′s critical storylines. When they left Tampa in April, the Yankees’ bullpen meant potluck in the sixth and seventh innings, Brian Bruney in the eighth and then Mariano Rivera.

    …The Yankees, however, did a wonderful job of creating a dependable group of arms to get those big outs late in games. They stuck with and developed their current mix of Alfredo Aceves, David Robertson, Phil Coke and Phil Hughes to lead into Rivera. Robertson had to be shut down with elbow tightness but reportedly threw a problem-free bullpen session last week and, barring a setback, will be on New York’s ALDS roster. The chance to add Joba Chamberlain to that mix, if he’s not in the rotation, makes the Yankees group even more formidable.

    Steve Berthiaume said that. No, seriously.

  24. Kiersten says:

    9, for like the 10th week in a row.
    When we win the World Series in 5 weeks, it’ll be a 10. Until then, there’s always room for improvement.

  25. Jersey says:

    Never voted a 10. Until now.

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