Fan Confidence Poll: March 14th, 2011

Report: Yanks scouting Carlos Silva
Mitre scratched with left oblique soreness

Record Last Week: 4-5-1 (28 RS, 45 RA)
Spring Training Record: 7-10-2 (59 RS, 90 RA)
Schedule This Week: @ Red Sox (Mon. on ESPN), Tues. OFF, @ Orioles (Weds. on YES), vs. Rays (Thurs.), @ Blue Jays (Fri.), vs. Blue Jays (Sat. on YES/MLBN), @ Phillies (Sun. on MLBN)

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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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Report: Yanks scouting Carlos Silva
Mitre scratched with left oblique soreness
  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Juan Carlos Paniagua

    That is an 80 name on the scouting scale.

    • Accent Shallow

      Clear future closer.

      He puts opposing lineups on a prison diet*

      *OK, that needs some work.

  • Accent Shallow

    7. Tough to be thrilled with the rotation, as the non-4th/5th type starters in the farm system are a year or more away. Farm system overall is good, but lacks non-C bats.

    Lineup and pen are fine.

  • Reggie C.

    At a 7.

    I can’t sustain a 6 for no longer as that would be ignoring my excitement in what I think is a better lineup than last season. AJ looks like he’s in command of his stuff.

    • bonestock94


  • Doug

    Though all precincts have yet to report, find it interesting that after 4 straights weeks of improving overall confidence, this week has dropped back some.

    Same shaky back-end of the rotation as a month ago, no new injuries. Thoughts as to why?

    • A.D.

      Wouldn’t be surprised if Garcia sucking yesterday had a slight influence (not that it should) but in the back of the mind can make the rotation seem worse.

      Also could be that some of the excitement of getting to see the Bs pitch has worn off into the reality that they will not be helping this team to start the season.

  • RL

    Still at an 8. Although had the Yogi incident turned out differnetly, I might have had to drop to a 7. :-)

  • nsalem

    The Cliff Lee hangover persists warping perspective. We averaged 96 3/4 games between 2004-2007 with worse pitching starting and relieving. Don’t see why we can’t do the same. The argument against why this can’t happen is the predicted improvement of the O’s and Jays and that the Rays will only fall down a step. They are all thin in various places. Remember people had the M’s having a chance to win their division last year. Let’s see how it shakes out. Arms will be available in July if necessary. Cashman has done the right thing with patience. 8

  • LarryM.,Fl.

    8 is as confident as I can get now. With players getting into shape and nursing early injuries, the gauge is stuck until the words “play ball” are echoed. Then and only then can we determine the state of this team. But having watched Garcia, Nova and Colon pitch it keeps me mildly confident of moving up. The first time through the AL East may be more indicative of change up or down.

  • YanksFan

    My usual 9. Farms looks great & top-5 MLB team. Some concerns about the back-end rotation but MINOR. Cash will do what he has to do if they don’t pan out.

    • Bob Stone

      My sentiments exactly. I agree with you totally as usual.