Fan Confidence Poll: December 2nd, 2013

Sunday Shorts: Hughes, Beltran, Cano
Yankees trade Chris Stewart to Pirates for player to be named later

2013 Season: 85-77 (637 RS, 671 RA, 77-85 pythag. record), didn’t qualify for playoffs

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Sunday Shorts: Hughes, Beltran, Cano
Yankees trade Chris Stewart to Pirates for player to be named later
  • I’m One

    Pretty normal looking curve so far today with most votes between 3 & 8. But it is still early ….

  • Mark Teixiera – Ghostbuster (formerly Drew)

    Usually a 5 for me, but with the Yankees on the verge of actually getting a live human being from the Pirates for Chris Stewart, it is a 10 this week.

    • Jedile

      This was the reason I voted a 10 as well!

  • jjyank

    Baseline 7. Still plenty of offseason to go, and I’m still encouraged by the McCann signing with regards to the direction of things.

  • MannyGeee


    Clap, clap, CLAPCLAPCLAP

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I think I gave a nine last week out of McCann happiness, so let’s slightly revert back to baseline and say an 8 this week. I still see how the McCann signing went about, and how the team is taking a smarter negotiation tactic with Robbie, as a positive sign of how the offseason is going to play out. It still has to play out, however.

    • I’m a looser baby so why don’t you kill me?

      I’m still a 4, but trending higher for the reasons you cite. Once/if things actually play out favorably I will move higher. I could go to a 5 or 6 depending on which other FAs/Tanaka are signed (and under what terms), trades, and a good and timely resolution of the ARod mess.

      Higher than that requires more time for me…mostly in the form of on field performances from the farm, CC, Teix and Jeter.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        See…..and this is where I care about context more than actual numbers.

  • Pinkie Pie


  • Get Phelps Up (looking for a new name)

    8 this week. The signing of McCann and getting rid of Stewie have me encouraged.

  • Preston

    Fan confidence should be up a little bit after the Stewart trade.

  • MC

    Ok, folks. I’m going to put one out there. It appears the Rockies are having some fairly serious financial issues at the moment. While no one has openly stated that, one look at their P&L and available cash, doesn’t paint a very good picture. That said, the have two tremendous assets. One of which was stated “we’ll never ever in 100 years trade him” in Tulo and now it seems like that name is being shopped more often. Two is Cargo. He has about $65mm remaining for 4 years, bats left and is the perfect candidate for the Yanks. What if the Yanks pass on Cano, sign Infante, trade for Cargo wouldn’t that essentially be the same thing?

    For Cargo, a package of Sanchez, Romine, Nova + 1 like Austin or Heathcott almost certainly is the deal plus taking on all salary of Cargo.

    Frankly, I would do that deal if it were on the table. We still have Wells and Ichiro to man RF and Cargo in LF with Gardner and whoever is secondary (Almonte, WIllians, etc as back-up).

    The Rockies need catching badly and they get Romine who might not hit .300 buts let certain he slots in out of spring training as a very capable young guy for that team and then Sanchez, who 2 years from now, could be money for them. They also need arms and Nova would slot in very well.

    The Yanks and Rockies do match up well. Since they probably aren’t a major contender this year or next, I can’t see the value in holding Cargo more than Tulo since it’s only 4 years versus 9 under contract.

    • MC

      ..and for the record it could be said if Cargo were available many other teams would be involved, like the Rangers for example and oddly, I think the Yanks still match up best because of their catching depth, a position of serious need for the Rockies. Unless of course, the Rockies find a trade partner for Tulo and then trade Cargo to the Rangers for Profar or something, but I don’t see that.

    • MC

      and the Yanks have Cervelli as back-up and JR Murphy in AAA ready for call up if needed. Plus they can always pick up Stewart again, for the 5th time, later in the season :)

    • MC

      This also means no Beltran either at a cost of $15mm-$18mm per season.

    • I’m a looser baby so why don’t you kill me?

      Think you forgot about Alfonso Soriano.

    • I’m a looser baby so why don’t you kill me?

      Also, you’re trading Nova, our second of 2 starting pitchers?

    • Dalek Jeter
    • jjyank

      This is…a bad plan.

    • Dalek Jeter

      For real though, if I’m the Colorado GM I laugh myself into the hiccups before hanging up the phone, just to get my point across. If I’m Hal I fire Cashman for ever concocting this disaster.

      Why this is horrible idea from a Colorado perspective: Sure they probably aren’t going to make the playoffs next year…but why would they trade one of their two marketable players (and probably the best LF’er in baseball) for a prospect who is 2 years minimum away, a former top 100 prospect with 95 games played between AAA and the bigs across 3 seasons (in which he’s look absolutely overmatched at the plate), The most inconsistent pitcher since 2003 AJ Burnett, and a prospect who either A. Regressed big time (Williams) B. Is more injury prone than a 35 year old Griffey Jr (Slade) or C. An injury prone guy who took a step back and has had attitude problems (Austin)??

      From a Yankees Standpoint: Why would a team that already has a decent LF’er in Soriano trade 1 of the 2 starting pitchers they have under contract with real MLB experience as well as gut the farm (sure it isn’t great but it isn’t awful) for a LF. Granted I’d take CarGo on this team in a heartbeat, but there are more pressing issues right now than the outfield. Also, Cano is looked at as the star of the Yankees. Say what you will about Hal, but I think he’s like his dad in understanding that the fans of the Yankees love their stars, especially when they’re homegrown.

    • Havok9120

      We have absolutely no evidence that the Rockies are going on a fire sale. None. Even if they were, it’d have to be a particularly steep markdown for Nova/Sanchez to be the centerpiece in a trade for CarGo. Not to mention that you’ve just traded the closest thing to a sure-thing decent starter currently under contract with the Yankees. And we still need bodies for 2nd, 3rd, and possibly SS.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It’s interesting. It’s also fantasy. Nothing wrong with a little fantasy every now and then.

      *closes eyes and thinks of Scarlett Johanson*

  • Betty Lizard


    Something else good happened: no more Phil Hughes.
    Which means that I don’t have to NOT watch all the games he pitches.
    Granted, may well be another pitcher I won’t be able to watch.
    But, novelty!

  • Brian in MA

    They are still looking pretty mediocre on paper right now. I’m actually more worried about them getting more pitching than re-signing Cano.