The Rays Confidence Graph 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 Joe Maddon and the franchise for the next 3-4 years…

Notes on the graph…

  • Confidence in the 2010 Rays jumped from 8.4 to 9.2. The most common response was “9” at 52.4%.
  • Confidence in the future went from 7.7 to 8.4. The most common response was “8” at 31.7%.
  • Confidence in Joe Maddon went from 7.5 to 8.2. The most common response was “9” at 30.0%.


  1. Ro says:

    Thanks for the descriptions! =D

  2. zenny says:

    Interesting that the lines have been in lockstep the whole time. I would think that the quality of the team this year won't have much affect on their success next year. In fact, it may be the opposite, as successful players are less affordable.


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