Fan Confidence Poll: September 13th, 2010

Yankees two-hit in Texas
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Record Last Week: 1-5 (20 RS, 29 RA)
Season Record: 87-56 (763 RS, 589 RA, 90-53 Pythag. record), 0.5 games up
Schedule This Week: @ Rays (three games, Mon. to Weds.), Thurs. OFF, @ Orioles (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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  • Chris

    I voted 5. This is the worst team I have ever seen. They lack the heart to win any big games. They couldn’t even beat CJ Wilson or Cliff Lee this weekend. What on earth are they going to do come playoff time if they have to face these two?

    I don’t care that they have the best run differential in baseball. I don’t care that they have the best record in baseball. I don’t care that they have the highest scoring team in baseball. What I see with my eyes is a team that can’t win the big game.

    /That’s all BS. I voted 9.

  • Doug

    These results should be interesting. Fully expect the worst average rating of the season.

    P.S. I voted a 7 (down from an 8 most of the season)

    • nsalem

      I don’t think so. It was a bad week but that happens even the best
      of teams. We ran into a hot team vs the O’s and we weren’t blown out by the Rangers. In the event of a similar week this week I think
      panic then may set in.

      • Doug

        well, early results has this week (6.86) neck-and-neck with May 24 (6.85) as the worst of the year

  • nsalem

    9 I think Aj Jeter and Andy will be ready to the post season. My only worries are a)the chance of another Posada injury and the overuse of Cervelli in the playoffs. b) The use of Joba (for the remainder of 2010)
    in 8th innings of close games. I also believe the teams we will be competing against have more flaws then we do.

  • Klemy

    I’m down to a 7 from the 8 I’ve been at most of the season. The pitching staff has questions. Our lineup is uninspiring the past 2 series. Maybe it’s a small blip in the radar, but it’s been really depressing the past week.

    • Pete

      “our lineup is uninspiring the past 2 series”

      • Klemy

        It’s play…failure to hit with men on base and such. I think I wasn’t clear enough.

        • Chris

          but it’s only 2 series

  • JobaWockeeZ

    7 until Andy comes back and is fine.

    • Klemy

      This would definitely help my mindset.

  • JFH

    been a 7 all year. still a 7 today. wondering how it is possible that anyone would vote a 1. this isn’t pittsburgh.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Troll or overreaction. Nothing new unfortunately.

    • whozat

      This. The guys who are old are still old. The guys who are young and promising are still young an promising.

      How banged up the team is (Swish, Gardner, Posada) is concerning, but nothing has really changed over the last week.

  • bonestock94

    8, although I will not be shocked if we get knocked out of the playoffs at some point. I would’ve been last year.

  • RL

    Very concerned about the playoffs this year. I don’t see the Yankees making it to the World Series. It’s a very tough path out of the AL. A lot needs to go their way for them to move on and I’m not confident that will happen. Also, for the first time, I’m beginning to worry that what we’re seeing in Jeter is closer to what we should expect going forward than what we’ve become accustomed to in his seeing throughout his career. If that’s the case, this doesn’t bode well for the team for the remainder of his career. While I expect Cano and Tex to continue to put up very strong numbers for a few more years, a decline in output from Jeter & ARod (also don’t expect a lot of .300 type seasons from him, but do expect decent power numbers) and a regression from Swish (I see this year as a bit of an exception, but hope it’s not) just doesn’t add up to a powerhouse team. Certainly hope the pitching can make up for any decline in offensive output. And also hope the team and/or Joba can figure something out! It’d be great to get some good value from him, one way or another!!

    • RL

      And BTW, I voted a 6, well below my normal 8.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Each team has their weaknesses. It’s a tough path to the WS you’re right but your concerns are shared by many playoff teams. A sucking Jeter is a shock and furiating but nearly every team has a bad and young and learning shortstop. What is a concern tough is the money he’ll get but it’s irrelevant to 2010.

      A-Rod is dealing with a bad hip and age but I think he could bounce back. It’s a bad year for him but he still has some power and I think he’s even been a bit unlucky.

      Swish regressing too isn’t something that will directly effect the 2010 team but it’s not like he’s abnormally performing above expectations.

      Average is a bit high for him but OBP is the same (only a bit worse) and his power isn’t that much better from years past.

      • Doug

        but correct me if i’m wrong, but this poll isn’t just about this season

        • JobaWockeeZ

          True but his main concern was about making it far in the playoffs. In the future the thoughts of decline are indeed scary but the young talent in the system can help that either directly or in a trade.

          • Doug

            i hear ya. my vote of 7 is actually an average of this season’s 6 and the future’s 8

            • nsalem

              Doug Looks like your right. I’m still confident though.
              A good 6 game trip (with CC pitching twice) and we will be back up to our top numbers come next Monday.

              • Doug

                yup, a fickle group this fanbase is indeed

  • Big Davey

    8. Moving on.

  • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

    I voted a 32. One for every runner left on base on Friday and Saturday nights.

    • Pete

      16 men on base per game. Daddy likes.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    I’ve been an 8 all season but downgraded to a 7 because I’m in a bad mood!

  • Chris

    6. Paranoia about who in the hell is going to pitch/Joe taking out every starting pitcher in the 4th during the playoffs has me a bit nervous.

  • BadaBling

    Happy thoughts equal a 10, this team is amazing. It’s baseball, no one goes all year without a series sweep. First one, right? It was brutal, it’s over and this team needed a reality check, they got it. Now, total domination!

  • larryf

    I’ll go with 7. Pitching is everything in the post season. Change to a 6 if we don’t win the division and CC has to pitch on the road more.
    Article in today’s NY Times about Carl Crawford. Made me think seriously about pursuing him and trading Granderson who frustrates me to no end..

    • Pete

      what the hell are you expecting to get for granderson? We’d be better off trading Gardner

      • larryf

        I know but I like Gardy more and his 476K. Grandy and some prospects for pitching. Can’t hurt to dream…

        • whozat

          yeah, but it makes for uninteresting conversation.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Made me think seriously about pursuing him and trading Granderson who frustrates me to no end..

      This sounds like a “you” problem.

  • Jobu

    I am sure this happens every years, but this year the slump coordination on the part of the Yankee offense is particularly frustrating. It really serves as a reminder that baseball is a strange sport where the best players in the world fail most of the time. I watched the games this week and got so mad at the offense that I had to remind myself that every other team is worse offensively.

  • ADam

    They are cold right now…. duh… but perfect time to start getting hot…. Mark it 8 dude

  • http://www.twitter.com/brandonholley B-Rando

    Stickin with my 8. This week sucked…

    …but, it could be the wake up call the Yanks need. Maybe this will give them a jump start through the rest of the season and into the playoffs. We all know the hot team is the one that goes far in October, the Yanks just need to hit their stride now. We’ve been saying it all year, we’ve yet to really see this team firing on all cylinders at any point in the season, now is the time for that to happen.

    Let’s go boys, we got this!

    • BadaBling

      +42

  • vin

    9. It’s good to see the boys hitting a slump BEFORE the playoffs. I fully expect them to hit their stride at exactly the right time.

    negatives: swept in Texas, nearly swept by Bal at home, CC got knocked around at YS3, Marte and Aceves are officially done, Swisher knee won’t get better, Jeter’s struggles continue, Posada’s mild concussion, Gardner’s wrist.

    positives: still getting guys on base, seems like Girardi has no intention of letting Javy start meaningful games down the stretch or in the playoffs, AJ has started to turn it around, bullpen is still dominating, Posada seemed to be OK after the concussion, Berkman is on fire, minor leaguers have been doing a good job in the playoffs, Andy is on his way back, the Sox (both) have been stagnant, the Rays aren’t exactly tearing it up either.

  • http://twitter.com/YanktheMike yankthemike

    i CANNOT believe all you people who voted 7 because of one week of bad baseball. my 8 is reasonable.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      This.

      except I still voted a 9. Move back from the ledge everyone…

  • Guest

    I voted a nine.

    We are still a virtual lock for the post-season. We’re the best team in baseball. If we get hot in the playoffs, we will win. This little September swoon doesn’t really concern me much (close games, bad luck, etc.)

    The reason why I bumped myself up from an 8 to a 9 is the continued dominance of the killer B’s in pressure playoff performances. ManBan and Dellin keep looking better and better. Brack has continued to be everything we could hope for this year.

    Those three are likely to be assets to the Yanks…and soon. Three high-cieling pitcher proving themselves in AA during a playoff stretch run is…nice.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Just realized what has gone wrong:

    The Yankees and the Orioles simply switched identities for a week. That week is over.

    We can now resume our normal dominance over MLB.

  • Mike Kramden

    It’s not the best team that wins the post season, it’s the hottest team. Hot they are NOT! They’ve got to get this turned around pretty soon.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Did you see how the World Series-winning 2000 Yankees finished their season?

      • http://www.twitter.com/brandonholley B-Rando

        Obviously that is not a hard and fast rule, but hot teams tend to perform well in the post season (see 2008 Rockies).

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    jeter not hitting tex,cano,the whole out field,in a slump no starting pit cc aside and in first place no good team in baseball this year look at twins record a al east 3 big ifs andy cc aj pic well jeter hits we win it all last year we won in playoff w/o swi cano tex doing anything #28 coming in nov

    • JonathanCold

      The only thing I really understand out of all that is “#28 coming in nov”. I believe you are correct.

    • Betty Lizard

      Dear bob:

      If you are taking the time to post your thoughts, I have to assume that it is because you wish to have your thoughts read and responded to.

      It would help me to understand what you are saying if you could use punctuation and capitalization–at least enough to convey a clear meaning.

      Thanks.

  • JonathanCold

    10. Still very confident the Yankees are the best team in baseball.

    Time for CC to hit a personal milestone tonight and the Yankees extend their division lead over the Rays.

  • http://riveraveblues bob

    just read slower……….

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      a. reply button
      b. I’m speaking for everyone here: No one understands your posts. Proper grammar will help A LOT.

  • bronx mike

    not confidant, wildcard here we come

  • Yank the Frank

    When they had the 8 game winning streak I was a little nervous that they were peaking too early. Now that they gave most of it back, I can relax since they will be on the verge of getting hot again. As long as they get to the playoffs and get hot in the playoffs that’s all that matters.