Fan Confidence Poll: November 22nd, 2010

Mailbag: Willy Aybar
Arbitration Decision: Derek Jeter

Season Record: 95-67 (859 RS, 693 RA, 98-64 Pythag. record), finished one game back in AL East, won Wild Card, lost in ALCS

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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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Mailbag: Willy Aybar
Arbitration Decision: Derek Jeter
  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    I wasn’t around over the weekend but that post on Rothschild and Ks/BBs was great… I raised the question of whether we actually knew Rothschild has the “K effect” on his staffs in the first post about him since everyone seemed to be running with that narrative based on his teams in Chicago, thanks for following-up on that one.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      His zombie great grandfather secretly manipulates the umpires to give Larry’s pitchers more Ks and fewer BBs.

  • Yank the Frank

    Still a 7 only because its early in between seasons and we are in flux over Lee. As long as Jeter and Mo do not get too messy and we can bring Lee into the fold it can only go up.

  • AndrewYF


    • king of fruitless hypotheticals

      nein as in “Deutschland uber alles” or like nine “if they sign Lee and keep Jeter below 3 years i’ll be a 10”???

  • theyankeewarrior

    Confidence level = steady 8. Although according to this anonymous talk-radio host this morning, it should be about a 3. Quote:

    “I have a feeling that Hank and Hal do not want to run this business the way their father did. To me, the way they are trying to nickel and dime Jeter says to me that they want to lower payroll going forward. What are they going to do with the money they are saving? Are they going to keep it?” etc. etc. etc.

    The guy literally threw out a $170M figure saying that they may feel more comfortable in that range.

    Anyways, what an idiot. In all likelihood, the Yankees will sign Lee, Jeter, Mo and Andy (or a few other FA’s) and raise the payroll by around 10M this year. I’ll take that 25-man roster over anyone else’s.

    I can’t believe this guy has a job.

    • A.D.

      Even if they were at 170M, probably still will have the highest payroll in the game.

    • Clay Bellinger

      This is the type of thing that keeps me away from sports talk radio, it’s brutal.

    • RL

      Nickel & diming Jeter? I’m a hug Jeter fan and I also understand this is a negotiation, yet 3/45 is a MORE than fair offer. And, it’s only a starting offer.

      Anyway, I’m at a 7 until the pitching gets worked out.

    • JGS

      If he was around a few years ago, I bet he was complaining about the bloated payroll being unable to win them any championships.

  • Hughesus Christo

    1. Don’t like negotiating through the media with Jeter–at all

    2. Meh on Rothschild.

    3. Girardi

    6. Inevitable Lee signing gets us to 8, Jeter re-sign will bring us to 9 for ST.

    • Ross in Jersey

      1. Don’t like negotiating through the media with Jeter–at all

      I think this is a lot to do about nothing. The media is trying to make a big deal out of all the comments and no one has said anything that isn’t normal in any negotiation. They’re not negotiating through the media – this happens with everyone as an aside to the actual negotiations.

      Meh on Rothschild

      Who would you rather have?


      Same question.. who would you rather be the manager who would undeniably be better than Joe?

      Also what happened to 4 and 5 :P

      • Hughesus Christo

        No, the Yankees have employees leaking figures to the media, and the media is rightfully running with them. That’s bush league.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    At a five, I liked hiring a Rothschild (is he one of the Rothschilds?) However, the Red Sox still being connected to Justin Upton saddens me greatly. I’m with Hughesus Cristo, if they sign Lee I’m at an eight or so. To get me to a ten the ideal offseason:

    Lee, Jeter, Rivera, bring back Pettitte or trade for Floyd, bring in a quality 4th outfielder, and maybe sell high on Gardner for an outfielder who is about to get too expensive for his current team.

    If they do all that, I think I’d probably be at a ten…if Boston trades for Upton without giving up Kelly AND anyone good on the current 25 man, maybe a nine, but still pretty confident.

  • JGS

    I voted 3. Without Juan Miranda these guys are nothing.

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    I would have voted 10, but the Roth ERA jokes are keeping me at a 9…

  • joe(sit)ragman

    Lots to work out yet. I need for the Yanks to settle these issues. Jeter, Mo, Andy or?—Lee or? and I believe dthe offense needs tweaking. perhaps Jesus is the answer with Jorge as the DH is enough.
    Nodst concerned with the bench as dthat will work it self out, and Cash will take care of the pen.

  • Brian in NH

    8 because i’m optimistic on Lee. I’m optimistic on the Farm, and the piece on Rothschild was encouraging. We can debate the merits of the pitching coach’s effect on the overall staff and such, but it seems like his philosophy, whatever that may be, has worked to increase K’s and decrease walks. But the Cubbies never really won much of anything did they? well it has as much to do with player personnel as it does teh coaching staff.