I completely spaced out and forgot to do a poll at the start of January, but given the lack of movement on the Diamondbacks’ front, I will presume there was not much cause for change from the results we got at the start of December. Here’s what the poll there showed, with 102 respondents.
- 3% - 1 (not confident in the slightest)
- 2% - 2
- 1% - 3
- 3% - 4
- 13% - 5
- 27% - 6
- 30% - 7
- 11% - 8
- 10% - 9 (very, very, VERY confident)
This continues the general trend of decline since the end of the season, mostly (I suspect) a result of the team’s almost complete inaction. Given the significant number of departures, including two regular players (Martinez and Iannetta) and our closer, the arrival of a pair of relievers and some dumpster-diving candidates is not seen as enough, with spring training moving inexorably closer. The 8’s and 9’s which formed a clear majority just two months previously (54% in October) are now down to less than half of that, only 20%.
Below, you can see the breakdown of voting for the past year. Time progresses from the top down, beginning with the January 2016 poll.
The overall figure came in at 6.37, down from 6.89 at the start of November. This continues the overall trend of a drop of about half a point per month, from the all-time high of 7.84 at the beginning of September. Here’s the chart showing all the average scores, as we now have completed two years of these surveys.
This month’s poll
After a long pause, the Diamondbacks finally did address one of their biggest needs this week with the signing of Alex Avila as a catcher. Will that prove enough to turn around the downward trend? Or do fans still want to see more from Mike Hazen and team, with spring training now less than a couple of weeks from getting under way?
Here’s the poll. As usual, tell us in the comments what you voted, and why.
How confident are you about the Diamondbacks?
This poll is closed
1 (not confident in the slightest)
9 (very, very, VERY confident)