Fan Confidence Poll: February 17th, 2014


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

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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 interactive 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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  1. Jorge Steinbrenner says:

    While I’d otherwise say “nothing new” and “baseline 7″ here, one it change has happened: THEY’RE ON THE FIELD. Spring is almost her, no matter how many times it fucking snows.

    Because they’re out there, right now giving Tanaka sips of water while he tries to run that grueling mile or so *facepalm*, we’re at a 9 this week.

  2. nycsportzfan says:

    I voted 8. I think our farm system is a bit underrated and even though we lost Cano and Arod, and Jeter is set to retire, at least we got legit ML prospects like Katoh, Jagielo, and Avelino working there way up the ranks. We got quite a bit of upside as far as pitching goes in the minors as well. We got guys like Nova and Tanaka, who both have chances to be really good for yrs to come, and we got a bunch of guys who look like they could stick in the pen like Betances, Claiborne, Montgomery..etc I just think our farm is getting to the point were gonna be able to make significant trades to get us over the top for a bit, or field a youngish team with a few less vets, and still compete for playoffs.. I love the offseason so far, and the future..

    Also, i’m on record of saying Kelly Johnson ends up being one of the best unhearlded signings this offseason, and Brendan Ryan will not be far behind.

    • nycsportzfan says:

      I also wanted to mention the yanks making known they are gonna spend alot in the international signing period. That also played a part in my voting 8. I think the yanks are set to make a bunch of postseason runs over the next several seasons.

    • Jim Is A (Bored) Peckerhead says:

      I think you meant to say our “pharm” is getting to the point were gonna be able to make signiphicant trades to get us over the top phor a bit, or phield a youngish team with a phew less vets, and still compete phor the playophs.

      I too love the ophseason so phar, and the phuture.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner says:

      Yes, guys who have barely played passed rookie league, if that, are legit prospects.

      Maybe if we bought less into every kid hitting .350 in the GSL, we’d be less hellfire and brimstone with the farm system.

      • nycsportzfan says:

        In my opinion, you want to have different groupings of prospects. Meaning, you want your cream of the crop guys, your upside guys, your future guys..etc I think the yanks have a nice mix of all those groups, not to mention, they want to spend heavily in International market despite penalties this yr.

        The vote is for yankees as a whole, not just the big league club , but the farm, management..etc If you look at the roster, they have alot of talent, and they have a WS winning manager, and then you look at the farm, and they have a nice group fitting into the above categories.

        The yanks have been limited in making to many big trades the past yr or 2 because lack of top talent in farm, and I think that’ll change over the next couple yrs, giving us yet another way to get top players at the deadline or offseason, or bring the kids up here. The future is bright

  3. Rick says:

    So much for seeing Homer Bailey in pinstripes.

  4. JGYank says:

    7 but 10 if it stopped snowing.

  5. steves says:

    I am so optimistic about the reloaded Yanks and good for Tex for saying so in various newspaper stories today. They are going to be at least a 5 run a game/800 run offense again which should get them to a 90+ win total. I had to laugh when reading Joel Sherman’s column today (and I like Sherman; I think he’s the best baseball columnist around today). Sherman basically said that the Yanks have a terrific top 15 players on the roster but then questioned their depth if some of the brittle guys go down. Exactly which AL team has at least or more than 15 “terrific” players or no injury concerns (ex. Tigers have both Verlander and Miggy coming off more than routine surgery and Ortiz and Napoli are are pretty brittle candidates themselves) or no depth problems?

  6. CS Yankee says:

    8, feels the team as is, is a 90+ team and maybe a trade or a farm hand brings that to the mids.

    Couldn’t ask for much more than what they did this last offseason, total opposite than last years bandaids (Youk), rethreads (Pronk), and wannabe dead-cat bounces (Wells, Stewie, etc).

    Hopefully Jete still has game and this ends well for him.

  7. Tanuki Tanaka (Formerly Bob Buttons) says:

    8 because the all-a rotation is still possible.

  8. Betty Lizard says:

    I’m still at an (uncharacteristically low) 7: not just missing Alex, but still, stubbornly, wishing we had a real, you know, infield.

  9. StanD says:

    To the people that voted “9″ or “10″ here are a few things that I ask when it comes to being that confident:

    The Yankees have an infield that includes a first baseman, second baseman, and shortstop either that have played on a very limited basis due to severe injury (or injuries) the last few years, and are all on the very wrong side of 30. Should Teixeira go down, for instance, his backup is the current starting third baseman. Aside from Johnson, the have a total of eight games played at first base by anyone not named Mark Teixeira. Should Johnson have to move, both third and first become glaring holes, and they’re not very strong to begin with.

    The chances of injury (or injuries) occurring are very real, just as they were last year. People say injuries can happen to any team. While true, when you look at the above three positions on this team can you honestly look at other teams and say that the chances of it happening here are equal to or lesser than these other clubs?

    The bullpen is built around Robertson and Kelley. One is very good, while the other is no sure thing. After that, there are a litany of issues and unknowns. I’d argue much more-so than any time in recent memory.

    The farm system is still nowhere near ready to help. Much of the talent is at the lower level, and we’ve heard that since 2006. Pineda might be able to help. Betances might be able to help. The key words are “might,” as there are few – if any – sure things coming up through the Yankees system.

    There isn’t much doubt that they’ve made improvements (mostly in the outfield), but there is cause for concern on very large levels throughout the roster. I’m not trying to stir the pot or cause an argument. I’m genuinely interested in how someone can be as confident as a 9 or 10 in this team’s direction with the above facts taken into consideration.

  10. Tanakapalooza Floozy says:

    5. Movement from here only happens on the field. (Or off, if it’s a fluke injury).

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