The Rays Confidence Graph will appear every Wednesday and is a look at how much confidence Rays fans have in the Tampa Bay Rays. The graph is designed to give us a look at how our emotional bias as Rays fans fluctuates through time. The “confidence” in the team is an inexact measure of how fans feel about the team’s current strength as well as how much confidence fans have in the franchise for the next 3-4 years. Notes on this weeks agida-level can be found after the graph..

Notes on the RI Confidence Graph…

  • The most common response for “Confidence in 2008 Rays” was 7 (If things break right, they could be in race for playoffs) with 25.7%
  • The most common response for “Confidence in future of franchise” was 8 with 37.9%.
  • Confidence in the 2008 Rays ranged from 3 (Headed for another 90-loss season) to 8 (They will be in playoff contention all season)
  • Confidence in the future ranged from 3-10.
  • 30.0% of respondents feel the Rays have a shot at the playoffs in 2008. That number is down from 63.4% last week…Fans are not taking the news about Scott Kazmir or Evan Longoria well at all.
  • 71.4% of respondents feel the Rays should be at least a .500 team in 2008. That number is down from 91.6% last week.


  1. Anonymous says:

    wow. not exactly what the team needs heading into the regular season with all the off-season hype. can't exactly help ticket sales.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It appears that the average fan is pretty short-sighted.

  3. Sean G says:

    are you surprised?


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