Fan Confidence Poll: February 15th, 2010

The best Yankee hitters to each field
Phil Hughes and his waivers problem

2009 Season Record: 103-59 (915 RS, 753 RA), won AL East by 8 games, finished with the best record in MLB by 6 games, won 27th World Series

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Given the team's current roster construction, farm system, management, etc., how confident are you in the Yankees' overall future?
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The best Yankee hitters to each field
Phil Hughes and his waivers problem
  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nine as usual.

  • JSquared

    10. No Contest.

  • Mattingly’s Love Child

    I’m rocking an 8. If it was just for the team for this year, I’d be at a 10. My concerns are more for the future than anything else. This team is reliant on several old pieces that I worry will eventually slow down (Posada, Jeter, Rodriguez), and I’m not 100% confident that the farm system will have replacements ready yet. But I have loved this off season. Thinking about it more, I probably should have voted 9…..

  • pete

    I keep flipflopping from a 9 to a 10 and back, but I think I’m going to settle on a 9, just because one or two years down the road that Rays rotation will be terrifyingly good

    • scooter

      CC, AJ, Joba and Hughes might be pretty decent too. We’ll see how the Yankees end up filling out the rotation beyond 2010 – does Javy return? Does Nova or ZMac break out?

      Defending world champs? 10, baby

      • pete

        well a nine isn’t exactly panicking, it’s just allowing for a reasonable amount of wariness on the competition front

  • Temple of Tao

    What’s the time horizon? “Future” is pretty vague (not to mention unknowable). Even three years ago, did you think we’d have CC Sabathia and Mark Texeira on our roster? I doubt it.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I’ve been coveting Mark Teixeira for years, you weren’t?

      • king of fruitless hypotheticals

        Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife. Coveting Tex, not so bad. Coveting Tex’s wife, as long as he doesn’t see you and can’t get within about 5′ with a Louisville Slugger in his hands, also not so bad.

        10 Commandments, expanded version.

    • pete

      i’m not worried about the yanks’ future in terms of them sustaining their excellence for this very reason. What I am worried about, though, is how good other teams in the division figure to become. Two years down the road I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Orioles sitting comfortably around .500 every year, with the Sox and Rays both in that upper echelon that the yankees certainly can’t be expected to consistently top. I think the high level of competition amongst each other and out of Baltimore could actually even reduce the overall win totals for the division to a point where the wildcard is unwinnable out of the AL-East.

  • bonestock94

    9, pretty much the way I’ve been voting since last spring. Obviously the future is a concern, but you can’t have it both ways. Proven star FA’s > early round picks that can fizzle out.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Joba and Hughes throwing side by side = confidence levels off the chart.

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Oh, and after catching up on that K-Long/Johnson post I’m very confident in the way RAB posters are still sharp even after this offseason. You guys really eased in smoothly there.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Joba and Beckett hanging out together = confidence level at Bo-vian like levels.

      • Teix is the Man

        They hang out together?

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        When did that happen?

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          Yesterday at the 500. They were in one of the suites that is owned by a multimedia agency here in town.

          • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

            Your commitment to Yankee information gathering is inspiring.

  • ADam

    As long as everyone breaks to camp healthy… 10

  • Evilest Empire

    Still a 10. Still wish it could be an 11 or a 28. Still smelling terrific.

  • bexarama

    Multiple people voted 3 and 1? o_O

  • Bob Stone

    Nine again for the same reasons as every week since the World Series. The present looks very bright with only a few question marks about the future.

    I can’t wait for Spring Training. We’re almost there.

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