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Fan Confidence Poll: March 1st, 2010

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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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  • Rose

    I’m at a 9. If Phil Hughes and the rest of the players were more like bulls in a china shop who didn’t belong with the Yankees mold…I’d feel A LOT better…

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

    7.

    I’d love to vote higher than that, but they’ve lost a lot of clutch during the offseason and you have to wonder how all the moving parts fit together. There’s a good chance of seriously changed clubhouse chemistry dynamics.

    Sincerely,
    Anonymous Scout X

  • JGS

    I’m at 0. Edwar Ramirez was the heart and soul of this team

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      +105 (Edwar’s weight)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

        Thankfully, while Edwar was the heart and soul of the team, both his heart and soul were really, really small, so I doubt we miss them that much.

  • Rose

    I feel with Kei Igawa shifting to the bullpen, the Yankees might have C rated version of Hideki Okajima on their hands…which might bump their bullpen into 15th overall this year.

    – Peter Gammons

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    My cow in the meadow mentality about this team is keeping me at 9. If I had a grunt and fart mentality, however, I’d be at 10, easy. Maybe 11.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Still a 9. Would like them to sign the cuban SS and DePaula to boost the farm system.

    • Reggie C.

      Yes. The DePaula signing would be a big deal for a system short on high-ceiling starting pitching.

      • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

        Supposively they are going to sign the Cuban Matias who a guy I follow on twitter said was 93-96 with his fastball. He isn’t a big guy thou.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Tweet linkage?

          • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H
            • Andy in Sunny Daytona

              He sounds like a shorte, more Cuban version of Harold Garce.

              • Reggie C.

                How short?

                Shorter than Man-Ban? Are scouts even allowed to look at sub-5’10’ pitchers?

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              Thanks.

              Should I assume that Guaroa Bofe’s stilted English is because it’s not his native language, rather than assuming that it’s because he’s an idiot net-speak infantile mind?

              • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

                He is supposively a Buscon which is a guy who trains kids in the dominican. He speaks spanish in some of his tweets so I would say english isn’t his 1st language. He just linked to an article it is in spanish

                http://www.hoy.com.do/deportes.....-93-millas

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

                  I figured as much.

              • JPR

                Losing in.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

              Physically Matias is not the prototype Yankee player since he is so short, but losing in on Depaula makes Matias look that much better to NY

              Wait, we lost on DePaula? Did he sign elsewhere? If so, I missed that info. All the net sources I see say he’s still considering offers from us, the Sox, and the Mariners.

              Did he ink a contract somewhere, or did Bofe just phrase that poorly?

              • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

                That guy is saying that he has heard that DePaula will sign with the M’s. That his agent is concerned that the Yankees won’t make an offer since they haven’t done one yet. This was as of last week. Since the guy tweeted that Depaula’s agent came out and said that his client will still listen.

                • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                  He hasn’t signed anywhere yet. And , from what I’ve heard and read, the Yankees are still the front runner. But then again, I’m just a white guy living in DBFL (doesn’t mean “douche bag for life”), so what the hell would I know.

                • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

                  I agree. It will be interesting to see if the guy knows what he is talking about.

  • pete

    Still a 9. The AL-East is just too good right now/for the next 5-10 years for a 10

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      Good thing the Red Sox are gonna move to the NL and the Nationals are gonna join the division in their place.

      Sincerely,
      ESPN

      • Devil In A Blue Cap

        Wasn’t that Robothal?

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          Meh, potato, potahto.

  • Mike HC

    Confidence level 6.

    I just can’t fully trust the Yanks to make the right decision about their fourth and fifth starters. Look at these numbers:

    Joba Chamberlain – – 157 innings — 9 wins

    AJ Burnett 207 innings — 13 wins

    Al Aceves — 84 innings — 10 wins

    Phil Hughes — 86 innings — 8 wins

    It is obvious here that Hughes and Aceves should be rotation mainstays. Just look at their win totals compared to how much the Yankees allowed them to pitch. Starting pitchers need to be able to win games and AJ and Joba just are not winners. They both have huge arms, small brains that are meant for the bullpen. Until the Yankees “braintrust” understands what being a winner is all about, I just can’t give my full endorsement.

    Sincerely,

    Scout X’s protege

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      The latest sabermetric statistic.

      W/IP.

      Genius.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      I agree. I’ve developed an advanced stat to correlate how many innings a pitcher “dominates” in relation to his team being successfully impacted in a triumphant win/loss outcome. I call it the Innings Dominated/Impacted Outcome Triumphant ratio. Simply divide the number of innings dominated by the number of triumphant outcomes and voíla, you have a pitcher’s ID/IOT ratio. Lower numbers are better.

      As you can clearly see from the raw data my colleague Scout X’s Protege provided above, Aceves’s 8.4 ID/IOT ratio and Hughes’s 10.75 ID/IOT ratio are much better than Joba’s inflated 17.4 ID/IOT ratio or Burnett’s respectable but still subpar 15.9 ID/IOT ratio.

      I have no choice but to concur: Hughes and Aceves belong in the rotation; Joba and Burnett belong in the bullpen where their diminished mental faculties will be less of a problem.

      • Mike HC

        Perfect. ID/IOT is genius. I will now us an ID/IOT stat for all my analysis.

        This goes perfectly with the stat I have been developing for relievers. CRUD. Crowd Reactions Upon Dominance. It measures how much the reliever is able to get the crowd in a frenzy when he enters the game and/or for performance. The higher percentage of CRUD, the better the reliever is.

        Just look here.

        Joba had a CRUD rating of 95%. While Hughes only sat at 67%. David Robertson sat only at a 5%. He should probably be sent to the minors, as he is clearly not ready for the major leagues.

        • Bob Stone

          I’m still at a nine, holding my optimism in defiance of real facts like ID/IOTs and CRUDs.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I’m a 9.

    4.5 for each side of the plate Curtis Granderson hits from.

    /pistol pete’d

    • JPR

      He is not a switch hitter. Bats lefty, throws righty.

      • andrew

        He’s a switch hitter, I thought this was a Yankee site, know your players a little better.

        /pistol pete’d

      • Jack

        zzzzzzzooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmm

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    I’m going to be sincere and authentic in my comment this morning. This team is the balls and just seeing a game schedule to begin this post made me fall to my knees so I could thank the good Mo that baseball is back.

    • Tom Zig

      In your case, shouldn’t you say the tits instead of the balls?

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        I was going to go with ovaries but, hell, I can’t deny that the ovaries to balls ratio in the MLB sags low one way.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

          I think you’ll find way more ovaries in the big leagues than you’d initially guess.

          Sincerely,
          Manny Ramirez, Barry Bonds, Victor Conte, and the good people who make Clomid™.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      What you said:

      I’m going to be sincere and authentic in my comment this morning. This team is the balls and just seeing a game schedule to begin this post made me fall to my knees so I could thank the good Mo that baseball is back.

      All I heard you say:

      I’m going to fall to my knees for your balls.

      /Quagmire’d

  • Templeton “Brendog” Peck

    because the games start soon i am so pumped i am at a 9. high for me.

    anyone going to the jays game sat?

  • Mike Pop

    Nine. The current roster construction is the best in the majors, but the farm system could be better and is what’s keeping me from a 10.

    Once Burnett has his first dominate start in spring training, I’ll be back to a 10.

    • Tom Zig

      Burnett went to winter intersession to get his mental faculties up. We’ll see good AJ all year this year.

  • bexarama

    9 – because falling for that scout thing has made me perhaps slightly more wary than I should be. Yankees are the tits though.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Archimedes Torquemada

      If it makes you feel any better, Bexy, I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO.

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