Fan Confidence Poll: July 5th, 2010

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Record Last Week: 3-3 (27 RS, 31 RA)
Season Record: 50-31 (436 RS, 340 RA, 50-31 Pythag. record), 1.5 games up
Schedule This Week: @ Athletics (Mon. to Weds.), @ Mariners (four games, Thurs. 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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  • Stryker

    voted an 8. the volatility of the bullpen this year is staggering imagine what happens if (when?) joba turns it around and robertson goes back to being robertson. park just should not be used in close games – really hope he’s gone soon – and the presence of aceves is sorely missed. in the end they’re still winning games so we can’t complain too much, right?

    also, what does everyone think of gardner thus far? i’m impressed by him this season.

    • Stryker

      whoops should be a period after staggering. this is what happens when you post hungover and 9 in the morning.

    • Accent Shallow

      park just should not be used in close games

      Fixed. He’s a scrub and should be DFAed yesterday.

  • kenthadley

    fine on-field results….concerns = bullpen after Mo, and the fact we havent shaken Sox with half their team hurt.

    • JohnnyC

      Up until this past week the Red Sox had played the most home games of any team in baseball. The second half will be a bitch for them. I’m actually more wary of the Rays.

    • Steve H

      Sox are playing almost .700 for the past month, it’s out of the Yankees’ hands as far as shaking them. The Sox have the best all time record in interleague play and have hit a soft spot in their schedule, despite their injuries.

  • theyankeewarrior


    Beat record in baseball.

    Curtis, we’re ready whenever you are, buddy.

    • theyankeewarrior

      Spell check fail

  • Mike HC

    10, as I have been since ALCS last year.

    I thought that was a great game yesterday. The team looks good and Tex looks ready to heat up. Gotta have supreme confidence in this group.

  • jorge

    Well…..I voted “9” last week, when they had the best record in baseball, and had the same warts they do now. Still best record, still first place, still same warts. Therefore, still same vote.

  • JGS

    Since bottoming out in the 14 inning game in Toronto on June 5th (0-6, 5 Ks and then 0-4 with a walk and a run the next day), Mark Teixeira is hitting .322/.421/.589/1.009 in his last 24 games/107 PAs. Considering Cano has been coming back to earth lately, it’s about time.

    • Angelo

      Very true. However, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Cano go on another streak soon.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Who are the people who are voting 1-3? Explain your reasoning please.

    I voted 8. The Yankees are getting things done, they haven’t fired on all cylinders yet. When the Yankees are still winning games with a bunch of slumping players/bench players in the lineup, that is a good sign.

  • Chris

    It feels to me like the team has just been mediocre this season. It seems odd saying that since they have the best record in baseball, but it really seems like they’ve been struggling. For example, they seem to have a lot of pitching problems (Javy struggled early, then AJ, now Hughes, and the bullpens seems to be a mess), yet they’re still third in the AL in runs allowed – only 7 more than the second place team. How can that be?

    All told, I’m staying steady at 9.

  • bexarama

    9 as ever. I feel like the Yankees aren’t playing their best and they’re still ahead of their pace from last year and have the best record in baseball. If I hear one more “WORST FIRST PLACE TEAM EVARRR!!!” I might lose it though.

    • Rick in Boston

      Those who complain that this is the “worst first team ever” never saw the Yankees from 2000-2006 – now those were some flawed teams. I went 8, but I’m a tough grader. This team isn’t firing on all cylinders, but they are in first place earlier than last year’s team.

  • vin


    First place, and still have played 5 fewer home games than the Sox. The Rays and Jays have come back to their respective earth’s. A lot of really nice performances from the minor leaguers. There’s a lot to like about this team.