Fan Confidence Poll: December 3rd, 2012

McCarron: Eric Chavez plans to play next season
A-Rod will undergo surgery to repair labrum tear in left hip

2012 Record: 95-67 (804 RS, 668 RA, 96-66 pythag. record), won AL East, swept 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?
McCarron: Eric Chavez plans to play next season
A-Rod will undergo surgery to repair labrum tear in left hip
  • Drew

    Was a 7, due to the Mo, Pettitte, and Kuroda signings, but in wake of the Yankees needing some serious help on the left side of the infield, its back down to a 6. I really hope that the Yankees can lure Scutaro over to the Bronx, because the Yankees could use him right about meow.

  • Drew

    Actually its back up to a 7 since Jeter isn’t fat anymore.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

      When Jeter retires from Baseball, he may have a future as a diet guru.

      Forget Jared, Jeter lost that weight in less than a week.

    • Reggie C.

      Is that Jeter’s jet in the background?

  • Bavarian Yankee

    down from 8 to 7 because of A-Rod’s hip. The left side of the infield is a big question mark right now.

  • Jersey Joe

    Need a RF. Really want Schierholtz and maybe Melky Mesa as his platoon partner. As for catcher, I’m fine with having Cervelli start the season, but signing Olivo, despite a low OBP, would give us some much needed power that we lost with ARod’s injury.

  • Cris Pengiucci

    Unfortunately, I feel the need to drop to a 7 due to ARod’s hip. It’s a knee-jerk reaction, but could have major implications on the team for the next 5 seasons. It may also force ownership to re-think the $189M budget. We’ll see, but I need a bit more information right now.

  • Reggie C.

    Dropped to a 6. Arod’s hip issues at this point in the off season where he’s “only” going through work outs and obviously not traveling or grinding back to back games is a poor sign of missed games to come.

    So now that Arod looks likely to miss the start of ’13, Cashman might have to accelerate plans and pay a Stephen Drew. Not much out there available honestly. Would Drew take a 1 year deal with a generous guaranteed salary to rebuild his stock?

  • LarryM., Fl.

    5 or 6 does it make a difference. The team has plenty of issues with no wallet to pay the repair man. Who can play third, short and first. Another repair man to be a catcher. Another one or two to fix the the right field position. Or we could duct tape it with players from within the organization or bottom feeding as allegedly Cashman is good at.

    Pitching is OK as of now. I go for a new plan. Get a repair man for third and some first base. Duct tape the SS and second base with Nunez. Right field bottom feed off some non tenders. There we go a plan. Now we have a plan and still have the highest payroll in baseball which is the way it should be.

    Hank S. is the genius who signed Arod to the 10 year contract after Arod opted out. Maybe Hank S. needs to be non tendered.

    • YanksFanInBeantown

      He already has been.

      • LarryM., Fl.

        He’s still getting paid IMHO.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Down to a 7 after the A-Rod news.

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    Still a 6 as we stand today. Influencing factors:

    – Mo, Andy, Kuroda all signed: +
    – Martin leaves, no replacement yet: –
    – Still no RF: neutral
    – Alex needs surgery: -, although I wasn’t expecting much out of him next year anyway

  • toad

    I voted 6, but am thinking that might be too optimistic. Lots of holes, and even though $189 mil sounds like a lot, $70 mil of that is accounted for by A-Rod, Teixeira, and Sabathia, and Cano remains to be signed. Assume the Yankees sign him and you’re left with under $100 million for the rest.

    That feels thin.