Fan Confidence Poll: February 27th, 2012

Open Thread: 2/26 Camp Notes
The Nick Swisher Situation

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Open Thread: 2/26 Camp Notes
The Nick Swisher Situation
  • Total Dominication

    A game!!!

  • Tcmiller30

    I would have been an 8 but RABs birthday put me over the top to a 9.

    Can’t wait for games now!

  • Cris Pengiucci

    Anxiously awaiting the season at a 9. Probably should be a 10 because:

    1) It’s still prior to ST games, so no one can beat them right now.
    2) No major injuries to the starters
    3) RAB is 5 years old!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    “Tim Norton is reportedly throwing bullpen sessions.”

    Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Alan Horne and Chris Garcia got out of bed this morning and did not feel a twinge anywhere. Must be a full moon.

    • jsbrendog

      what’s next, joel zumaya staying healthy?!

      poor guy

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’m convinced he’s going to wake up one day, and his arm will not be there.

        I hope a guy like Aroldis Chapman is taking notes.

      • fin

        eesh, I honestly feel awful for that man. I really hope he doesnt try to come back. Fan Graphs has a list of his injuries/surgeries, and damn that guy is a hard man to have even made it back to this injury.

  • JohnC

    Hope Norton has better luck than Joel Zumaya. Poor guy. Gotta feel for guys like that who work so hard to come back from injury and then get hurt again right away. Frustrating

  • GardnergoesYardner

    Baseball has a pulse!

    This is the stretch run of the offseason guys. A few more days, and it’s over! Never been more excited!

  • Yank The Frank

    Up to a 9. Hope springs eternal. Our rotation looks to be the best in years, our bullpen may be the best in the majors, our offense is killer and our defense is good. What’s not to like?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Still a 9. Thank God this was the last week without actual baseball to watch for a long while. Should have even voted a 10 just for that reason.

    • fin

      Really how can it not be 9? Stacked offense, stacked rotation, stacked bullpen. If its not a 9, it will never be. Its really a 10 but that is bad luck.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        The only number without a vote is a “3” so far, so apparently there are some in the imaginary front office that disagree.

        • fin

          LOL. Have to figure those below an 8 arent really Yankee fans. If you are a Yankee fan and dont like this team, and whats in Milb, then you are at best a weird a fuckin dude.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            The “weird fuckin dude” factor in the comment section of any blog is always bound to be high.

  • jsbrendog

    i want nothing more than to see michale pineda pitch

    • joe

      The worst part is, you know he’s getting on the mound for about 2 innings the first time, and it’s going to feel like a tease.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Really looking forward to that. Can’t wait to see what the kid’s got. Hoping to see him develop into a #1 or #2-type pitcher while wearing Yankee Pinstripes!

  • Manny’s BanWagon

    Solid 9.

    Don’t love Ibanez as lefty DH or Chavez as backup 3rd/1st basemen but both could be upgraded during the season if need be without too much difficulty

    • fin

      We really do have it rough, when our big worries are a platoon Dh and a shitty bench player that will get all of 100 abs. Its good to be a Yankee fan :}

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        Very true.

        Take a look at Adam Rubin’s Mets chat on ESPN sometime for some perspective. Their big hope is that everything will fall in their favor and they’ll only lose 90 games instead of 100.

    • Mattchu12

      I found myself kind of wishing this morning that Hiroyuki Nakajima signed with us. Hard to expect Chavez to be healthy, so we would have just had Nakajima, and how fun would it have been to root for that name? John Sterling would’ve had a field day.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    straight 10. rab turning 5 is a 2 point bump, kind of like red hair or an french accent on a female.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      kind of like red hair or an french accent on a female.

      Oh yes, very much that!!

      • fin

        In this world there is nothing better than a red head or a french accent…You sir, are the man.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella

      Sticking with brunettes but I get your gist.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        this is purely my preference. please choose whichever variations work for you. brunettes are right behind the reds in my book.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Redheads are pretty much pure evil.

      • Manny’s BanWagon

        I’m not sure hair color has anything do with it.

        I think it’s the extra X chromosome.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        evil in the sack! zing zang zoom!

        • Cris Pengiucci

          That’s been my experience, but this is a family show, so we can’t get into that too deeply here.

      • http://musicaldaddy.blogspot.com Chuck M

        South Park tells us that they have no souls. I believe in Cartman.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      “Red hair and black leather, my favorite color scheme.”

      The Del McCoury Band

  • BK2ATL

    I went with 9 again. I really like how this team is put together. We won the division with both A-Rod and Tex having “off” years. If both stay healthy, the rest of the offense have similar years, and the pitching lives up to it billing, #29 is certainly within reach.

    Plus, the farm system is getting high marks all around MLB. This Campos kid appears to be the real deal. Let’s see what Man-Ban, Betances, Sanchez, Williams, etc. do this year as well. Things are pretty exciting throughout the organization.

  • Paul VuvuZuvella

    I’m a 9 and as confident as I’ve been in at least a decade. One watch out is the elite competition seems better than ever.

  • nsalem

    How about French red heads
    http://assets.nydailynews.com/...../image.jpg

    Hopefully the left side of pour infield will have similar regressions

    • CS Yankee

      I don’t think i’ll ever open another link or that you should provide one. From a safety (virus) standpoint, I Thank you.

      /justsaying’d

      • nsalem

        It’s a press clipping from the Daily News.

  • CS Yankee

    A fat 9.

    I was down to a 8 prior to Kuroda & Pineda transactions. I likie the Montero promise of a big bat however a veteran platoon might be equal/better for the short term.

    They went from a #1,a #3, 5-#5’s, SP-wise to #1, 2-#2’s, #3 and 4-#5’s while losing a solid-dominate DH.

    • CS Yankee

      err, scratch the “likie” and use “liked”

      /regressiontothemondaymorningfailedadjustment’d

  • fin

    Off topic, but is anyone cooler than Robert Griffith? I take him over Andrew Luck any day of the week, just on coolness.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      First, just because you announce that it’s off-topic doesn’t make it okay. There’s an off-topic thread specifically for that.

      Second, if you’re going to blatantly disregard the rules anyway, it would be nice to get the dude’s name right; it’s Griffin, not Griffith.

  • Jesse

    Another week, another 9.

  • Just Nod If You Can Hear Me

    I have to teams that I am absolutely fanatical about: NYY & SU hoops.

    Life is good right about now!

    • Just Nod If You Can Hear Me

      *two teams

  • BK2ATL

    Any recent word on the status of Jorge Soler??? Signing him to a reasonable contract might move my rating up to a 10.