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Fan Confidence Poll: June 28th, 2010

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Record Last Week: 4-2 (33 RS, 34 RA)
Season Record: 47-28 (409 RS, 309 RA, 48-27 Pythag. record), two games up
Schedule This Week: Monday OFF, vs. Mariners (three games, Tues. to Thurs.), vs. Blue Jays (three games, Fri. to Sun.)

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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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54 Comments»

  1. Pete says:

    a million.

  2. MattG says:

    I give them a 0.4% chance of winning anything this year.

  3. Rose says:

    Injury Zone: Brett Gardner left Sunday’s game with a bruised right forearm after getting hit by a pitch.

    They kept saying he was hit on the wrist and it was a wrist injury last night on ESPN. A bruised forearm is significantly better news…

  4. Doug says:

    up 1 from an 8 to a 9.

    riding a high after last nite’s come from behind win and our top prospects had very good weeks.

  5. Gonzo says:

    Should your confidence be swayed by oppenents’ state of affairs? I mean the Sox have injuries, and the Rays have in-fighting.

  6. Frank says:

    Staying at 7. Middle relief needs to improve and I’m not sold on Joba as the answer in the 8th. And then there’s Burnett-hopefully Eiland can get in his head and straighten him out,=.

  7. Rose says:

    Been 8 for a while. They’re winning games but a lot of them still haven’t rounded the bend so you have to wonder when that’s going to happen.

    Pitching has been great. Sabathia has done a great job and even though he’s been a well known ace for a while now…his accomplishments thus far have taken a back seat to Pettitte and Hughes. AJ and Vazquez have been nothing more than forgettable thus far. And Burnett will go down in Yankee history as having the worst month ever (for a starting pitcher) in the history of the franchise.

    AJ Burnett in June 2010
    0-5, 23 IP, 11.35 ERA, 2.26 WHIP, 35 hits, 17 BB, 9 HR

    To put just how bad this line is into perspective…

    Chien-Ming Wang in June 2009
    1-3, 22.2 IP, 6.35 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 28 hits, 10 BB, 3 HR

    And then having this display in the same season from another highly paid professional pitcher:

    Javier Vazquez in April 2010
    1-3, 20 IP, 9.00 ERA, 1.80 WHIP, 25 hits, 11 BB, 5 HR

    Just awful. Pure awful.

    But like I said, we’re stilling winning games…which is all that matters in the end.

    • Dirty Pena says:

      David Cone in April 1998

      27.2 IP, 7.16 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, 34 hits, 10 BB

      Andy Pettitte in May 1998

      35.1 IP, 7.64 ERA, 2.01 WHIP, 49 hits, 22 BB

      Verdict: Who cares?

    • bexarama says:

      AJ and Vazquez have been nothing more than forgettable thus far.

      Have you not been paying attention since like April or something?

    • Thomas says:

      AJ and Vazquez have been nothing more than forgettable thus far.

      This isn’t an attack on you specifically, but a lot of people write stuff like this and I feel like commenting on it (for some reason).

      If they were forgettable, wouldn’t you not know there stats/how poorly they pitched? They’ve pitched poorly, which is not forgettable. Forgettable is likely pitching average or slightly below something that has no reason to be memorable. Pitching horribly (or very good) is something you would (or at least I would) remember.

      End rant.

      • Rose says:

        It’s an expression. If it weren’t an expression…nobody would say anything is forgettable ever for the same kidns of reasons you’ve explained.

        • He knows it’s an expression. He’s saying you’re using it wrong.

          The worst pitcher we’ve had in the past half decade, Sidney Ponson, he’s not forgettable; we remember him because he’s the worst. We forget the utility infielder who barely made a dent because he didn’t play much and wasn’t particularly good or particularly bad.

          20 years from now, you’ll still probably remember Sidney Ponson more than you remember Alberto Gonzalez. Ponson is LESS forgettable because he was so bad (as Javy and AJ have been for monthlong stretches this season).

          Bad ≠ forgettable

          • Rose says:

            No, bad doesn’t equal forgettable…but it is much closer in relationship than good is to forgettable. You can say forgettable as an expression to “I’d like to forget about this…” due to whatever circumstances there are. I don’t know why anybody would say they would like to forget something good that happened.

            Kind of like the opposite of saying “What an unforgettable night!” you could say “AJ Burnett and Javier Vazquez performances are forgettable thus far”. Not meaning “I definitely will be forgetting these performances”…but more of a “I would certainly like to forget these…” Because in the same breath, that unforgettable night could very well become forgotten somewhere down the line.

            • You can say forgettable as an expression to “I’d like to forget about this…”

              No, you can’t. Because the unsaid second clause that come after the ellipsis in your quote is:

              “I’d like to forget about this… but I can’t.”

              Things that you’d like to forget aren’t “forgettable”, they’re unforgettable. You’d like to forget them but you aren’t able to, so they’re the exact opposite of unforgettable.

              It’s all about the ability to forget the event. Notably good or notably bad events are less forgettable than events that fall in the middle, average, typical, normal range. That’s the way the human mind works.

              • In fact, your own comment betrays you.

                Javier Vazquez pitched horribly in April. He’s not pitching horribly now. Do you know why you remember Javy’s awful April, enough to mention it in your comment?

                Because you couldn’t forget it. It wasn’t forgettable. If it was forgettable, you would have forgotten it.

                • Rose says:

                  So when and if somebody says “What an unforgettable night!” would you patiently wait for the point that they might actually forget that night or would you tell them how they’re wrong right away? haha

                  “The grass is always greener on the other side” is an expression as well…but (literally) the grass isn’t always greener on the other side…so not only is it not always but it may in fact be less green as well…making this famous expression even worse I guess lol

            • Thomas says:

              Yeah, it’s cool. I know what you mean and knew what you meant (and actually didn’t notice it until I read it as a quote from bexarama’s reply). I know I’ve made the same mistake. For some reason, I was annoyed enough (misuse of stuff like this annoys me often) to comment on people using expression when there were probably more accurate ways to describe something.

  8. Jimmy says:

    My first ever 9, up from an 8. The Yankees continue to win in spite of sub-par season from the corners and AJ. Brackman & Laird are chewing up the minors and Montero starting to warm up. The Yankee’s overall future is rosy.

  9. pat says:

    I’m excited for this Seattle series. Lee and Felix, bring it.

  10. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    10, As always. Right now, even though the minor league system looks like this, it is operational.

    http://www.theforce.net/swtc/P.....ij/ds2.jpg

    Soon though, it will will look like this.

    http://almostnot.files.wordpre.....thstar.jpg

  11. Jorge says:

    9 – have always been confident as to the big league team, but reading these DOTF’s and seeing some of those chips really starting to fall into place makes me even happier.

  12. Beamish says:

    8.6 – though sometimes they really do look like the worst team ever to have a two game lead in a division. But results are results and they are in first place by 2 games.

  13. Riddering says:

    For the present I am an 8.

    However, when I think about Jesus being part of the lineup next year (whether to begin the season or later on), this confidence goes up to 11.

  14. JGS says:

    Also happened last week–A-rod hit three home runs

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