Fan Confidence Poll: April 6th, 2015

Grapefruit League Record: 17-16-1 (138 RS, 130 RA)
Regular Season Record: 0-0 (0 RS, 0 RA, 0-0 pythag. record)
Opponents This Week: vs. Blue Jays (three games, Mon. to Thurs.), vs. Red Sox (three games, Fri. to Sun.)

Top stories from last week:

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 “Features” pull down menu 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?

Fan Confidence Poll: March 30th, 2015

Record Last Week: 3-4 (41 RS, 38 RA)
Grapefruit League Record: 15-12-1 (123 RS, 108 RA)
Opponents This Week: Mon. OFF, @ Twins (Tues. on MLBN, MLB.tv), vs. Rays (Weds. on YES, MLBN, MLB.tv), vs. Pirates (Thurs. split quad on YES, MLB.tv), @ Tigers (Thurs. split squad on ESPN, MLB.tv), vs. Nationals (Friday on YES, MLB.tv), @ Nationals (Saturday at Nationals Park, MLB.tv), Sun. OFF

Top stories from last week:

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?

Fan Confidence Poll: March 23rd, 2015

Record Last Week: 3-3 (31 RS, 26 RA)
Grapefruit League Record: 12-8-1 (82 RS, 70 RA)
Opponents This Week: @ Nationals (Mon. on MLBN, MLB.tv), vs. Tigers (Tues. on YES, MLBN, MLB.tv), vs. Mets (Weds. on YES, MLBN, MLB.tv), @ Rays (Thurs. on MLB.tv), @ Phillies (Fri. on MLB.tv), vs. Orioles (Sat. on YES, MLBN, MLB.tv), @ Astros (Sun.)

Top stories from last week:

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 “Features” menu in 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?

Fan Confidence Poll: March 16th, 2015

Record Last Week: 5-3 (26 RS, 25 RA)
Grapefruit League Record: 9-5-1 (51 RS, 44 RA)
Opponents This Week: Mon. OFF, vs. Blue Jays (Tues. on YES, MLBN, MLB.tv), @ Braves (Weds. on MLB.tv), vs. Phillies (Thurs. on YES, MLB.tv), @ Tigers (Fri.). vs. Astros (Sat.), @ Mets (Sun. on YES, SNY, MLB.tv)

Top stories from last week:

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 “Features” menu in 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?

Poll: Next in Line for Fifth Starter

So Chris Capuano suffered a grade 2 quad strain this afternoon, which means he’ll be out for many weeks — certainly opening the season on the DL. That opens the door for another pitcher to make the staff, whether it’s a starter or a reliever who pushes someone from the pen to the rotation.

Who do you think should be the fifth starter to open the season? The Yankees only need one three times in April, but considering they’ve contemplated a six-man rotation, chances are they’re not going to skip the fifth starter early in the season. This can be a big opportunity for someone to step up and earn a full-time rotation spot. It’s not as though the Yankees are wed to Capuano.

Please note that we purposely left off Luis Severino. We assume he’d have won the poll in a landslide. If he shows evaluators that he’s ready to make the big leap, he might get his chance. But the odds are against it, given that he has just 25 innings above A ball.

Perhaps the better question is, who will win the fifth starter job?

Who will win the fifth starter job?

Fan Confidence Poll: March 9th, 2015

Record Last Week: 4-2-1 (25 RS, 19 RA)
Grapefruit League Record: 4-2-1 (25 RS, 19 RA)
Opponents This Week: vs. Rays (Mon. on YES, MLB.tv), @ Orioles (Tues. on MLB.tv), vs. Red Sox (Weds. on YES, MLBN, MLB.tv), vs. Braves (Thurs. on YES, MLB.tv), @ Red Sox (Fri. on MLBN, MLB.tv), vs. Tigers (Sat. split squad on YES, MLB.tv), @ Blue Jays (Sat. split squad on MLB.tv), vs. Phillies (Sun.)

Top stories from last week:

  • Following last season’s elbow surgery, Masahiro Tanaka altered his mechanics to make sure “his arm is in sync with the rest of his delivery.” He’s scheduled to make his first start of the spring on Thursday after throwing a two-inning simulated game on Saturday.
  • Injury Updates: Luis Torrens (shoulder) will miss the 2015 season due to a torn right labrum. Carlos Beltran (elbow) says he is “pain free.” Brendan Ryan (back) is slowly making progress but is worried he won’t be ready for Opening Day. Rob Refnsyder (elbow) dealt with “normal fatigue” for a few days but has since returned to action.
  • Depending on when you asked, Jimmy Rollins may or may not have been willing to waive his no-trade clause for the Yankees. The Yankees signed Mat Gamel to a minor league deal.
  • Cuban infielder Hector Olivera has been cleared to sign by MLB and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. He may have a damaged UCL though.

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 “Features” tab 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?

Fan Confidence Poll: March 2nd, 2015

Spring Training Opponents This Week: @ Phillies (Tues. on MLB.tv), vs. Phillies (Weds. on YES, MLBN, MLB.tv), @ Pirates (Thurs.), @ Phillies (Fri. split squad on MLBN, MLB.tv), vs. Pirates (Fri. split squad on MLBN), @ Astros (Sat.), vs. Nationals (Sun. on YES, MLB.tv)

Top stories from last week:

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 “Features” tab in 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?