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 57.5%
  • The most common response for “Confidence in future of franchise” was 9 with 38.1%
  • Confidence in the 2008 Rays ranged from 3 (Headed for another 90-loss season) to 10 (The Rays are built/playing like a World Series contender)
  • Confidence in the future ranged from 5-10.
  • 76% of respondents feel the Rays have a shot at the playoffs in 2008
  • 95.5% of respondents feel the Rays should be at least a .500 team in 2008


  1. Anonymous says:

    wow. just wow. these people know that the Rays play in the AL east right?

  2. Big Mike says:

    I dont know about the people that think this is a definite playoff team, but most responded 7. One thing that could break for the DRays is for either the Yankees or Red Sox to fall on their face. Bound to happen one or even both.

  3. Anonymous says:

    the numbers do seem to be a bit high. but i guess everybody has high hopes this time of year. will be interesting to see where this is two weeks into spring training and again two weeks into the season. then we will have a better idea just how good the Rays are.


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