Fan Confidence Poll: May 10th, 2010

Yanks on the other end of 9-3 blowout
Yanks have few options for long reliever

Record Last Week: 5-1 (42 RS, 22 RA)
Season Record: 21-9 (178 RS, 111 RA, 22-8 Pythag. record), 0.5 games back
Schedule This Week: @ Tigers (four games, Mon. to Thurs.), vs. Twins (three games, Fri. to Sun.)

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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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Yanks on the other end of 9-3 blowout
Yanks have few options for long reliever
  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I went with a 4 because we lost last night.

    /Cry baby fan’d

    (Seriously, I went 10, as always.)

    • YankFan

      I was going to say 1 for the same reason.

      I went w/ 10, which I’ve been all season. May go down to 9 if the minor injuries don’t stop.

  • A.D.

    While the sweep would have been nice, I’ll take a 5-1 week any week

  • teddy

    does anyone have a clue why jesus ain’t playing!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      This info has been a bit frustrating to find out. Isn’t there a reporter in SWB? It’s becoming like Tampa up there, an informational black hole.

    • Mike Axisa

      It’s probably just a disciplinary thing. They’ve done this in the past (Tabata). If Montero was hurt in any way, I highly doubt that he would have been warming up catchers in the bullpen after getting yanked in the game.

      • ADam

        Disciplinary for play or bad behavior?

        • Mike Axisa


          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            Has that been confirmed? Not doubting, just wondering.

            • Mike Axisa

              No, just assuming. Montero’s been hitting of late, seems like an odd time to sit him for poor performance.

              • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                It’s just frustrating not getting any info. Mashmore would have been all over this story.

                • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

                  I’ve heard it was for not hustling. But seems odd to bench him for two games after that.

                • whozat

                  So would Chad have. Did anyone replace him inb scranton?

                  • Mike Axisa

                    Yes, but the team is on the road and the new beat guy (Donnie Collins) isn’t with them. Still, a simple phone call would suffice.

                  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                    Due to budget cuts, he was replaced by the Gardening Expert in the paper. He doesn’t know crap anout baseball, but he can tell you the proper nitrogen mixture to make your bougainvillea tree really blossom nicely.

                • Chris

                  The SWB blog indicates he may have been injured:


                  • Mike Axisa

                    Yeah, but if he was, then why was he in the bullpen warming up pitchers later in the game? The whole thing is just odd.

          • ADam

            How much trouble can you get into in Steam-Town? did he rob the Krispy-Kreme???? Or the Turkey Hill on Mulberry St?

  • Kiersten

    Staying strong with a 9.

  • Double G

    8 only because the injury bug continues to creep along the clubhouse. Once we get our guys healthy again, I’m back to a 9.

  • ADam

    Ocho, because of injuries… But once the nagging injuries go away the team should be at its full depth chart.

    I liked what I saw out of Romulo last night, I hope to see him get a shot in the Detroit or twins series.

  • Link

    8 for me as always, it would be 9 had we swept and 10 if half the team wasn’t hurt. What are we expecting from Mitre tonight? Oh and is it (Mee-Tray) or (mI-Tur) or something else?

    • ADam

      Its Meat – Tray…

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I’M expecting 6 innings of low hit, low walk pitching.

  • Rebecca-Optimist Prime (Optimovelist Primus)

    Nine. 10 reserved for WS.

    But still.

    We have Gardner, Cervelli, Thames, Winn playing almost every day and the Yankees are still scoring 3+ runs a game, even when they lose.

    Only Granderson and Johnson’s injuries seem to be severe.

    The pitching is doing it’s thing.

    • Rose

      Anything new on Johnson? His injury seems pretty bad. Having prior surgery there and it hurting again…can’t be good.

    • yankthemike

      i don’t think i’d include GGBG with the list of “suspect” players.

  • Rose

    8. Because we’re still winning (5-1 on the week). The injuries are quite a concern though…and expecting guys like Gardner, Cervelli, Thames, Winn, Pena, etc. to continue the way they’ve been playing so far for the rest of the year is kind of wishful thinking but not rational.

    But like one of the guys on the radio/tv (i forget) said on Friday night… “As long as they have the 4 guys in the infield healthy…they’ll always have a very good chance to win games and score runs”

    The pitching has continued to carry us. When you have those 4 guys in the infield accompanied with the pitching we’ve been seeing (outside of AJ’s start yesterday) you’re still going to be able to win a lot of games. Hopefully Hughes can continue his performance at least until we get some of our better offensive players back.

    • Zack

      “The pitching has continued to carry us”

      Well they are on pace to score over 950 runs this season, and even with Granderson and NJ, they still have an excellent lineup.

      • Rose

        You apparently didn’t really read my post and just began looking for something to bitch about. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one to do that…

        • Rick in Boston

          Rose, seriously, stop it with the “I’m being persecuted” schtick. It wore itself out two handles ago.

          Did Zack pick on one line? Yes. But that line also flew in the face of everything else you wrote. You say the pitching carried us, but when an offense is scoring as the Yankees are, pitching isn’t carrying anything.

        • Zack

          I just disagreed that the pitching is carrying this team.
          4 of the 5 starters have been great, but the offense is also on pace to score 950 runs.

  • rbizzler

    Solid niner. Even with a rash of injuries this team is pitching extremely well (obviously, not last night) and scoring a ton of runs.

    Does Miranda get the call this week despite his less than stellar numbers in SWB?

  • bexarama

    9 as pretty much always. I hope all the guys that are dinged up a bit (and/or worse) get better!

  • AndrewYF

    In light of Hughes’ recent string of absolute dominance, I’m back up to a 9.

  • YankeeScribe

    In spite of all the injuries. I have no worries about this team… yet.

  • yankthemike

    going with 8 only because of ( obvious) injury worries. also concerned with Thames playing a significant amount of time in LF. If Andy comes back on schedule we can go back to a nine.

  • dark side of the goon

    I’m usually at a 7 or 8 but down to a 6 due to injuries. It’s amazing how well they are playing without key people but I still worry that the B lineup can’t sustain the win streaks. I hope I am proved wrong.

  • Jake H

    10. Why injuries are a concern they did go 5-1 against division opponents. Also it took the bad AJ to lose a game to the Sox this weekend.

  • Paul Canales

    I’m worried for this particular week with the uncertainty of Mitre and Javy, especially with not a single off day till the 24th. We could possibly get our bullpen burned out in the worst possible way if the games don’t turn out the way we want.

    So 7.

  • Beamish

    Still rolling with the 8 – the sweep might have made it an 8.5


    8, because 9 is the highest, there will always be room for improvement, 10 is the actual ceiling.

    8 also because 3 starters are healthy 100% and pitching well, excluding the Burnett-Boston Brew-ha-ha. While Pettitte is hopefully fine, Javy will have to prove himself. And the pen hasn’t been all that unhittable.

    8 also because our OF is not what it is supposed to be with Granderson out with injury. Thames looks lost. Winn isn’t bad but is a 4th OF at best. In fact we may have 3 4th of 5th outfielders…and maybe 4 for a short period of time.

    8 also because our lineup isn’t functioning precisely yet.

    and 8 cause Girardi continues to micro-manage situations that don’t call for micro-managing. But I do like Girardi.