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Arizona Diamondbacks November confidence poll

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Into the off-season we go!

Robert Fishbone;Edvard Munch [Misc.] Photo by Ed Lallo/Getty Images

October results

September ended with the team having gone 6-19 for the month, in a regression towards the form seen earlier in the year (though it was still only the third-worst month of the season!). The team entered the final series with a shot at the worst record in franchise history... and also the #1 pick in next year’s draft. But even the latter prize was unable to generate much confidence in Diamondbacks fandom, when we checked in at the beginning of October.

  • 59% - 1 (not confident in the slightest)
  • 12% - 2
  • 11% - 3
  • 8% - 4
  • 6% - 5
  • 0% - 6
  • 0% - 7
  • 2% - 8
  • 3% - 9 (very, very, VERY confident)

After a brief decline in September, the number of “1” votes went back more or less to what it was at the beginning of August. The percentages there over the last three months from August through October have been 57%. 37%, 59%. However, there were a smaller amount of “2” this month, with about a quarter in the 3-5 range, and that helped keep the overall average above what it had sunk too. The overall average score for October was 2.15. down from 2.70 in September, but still better than the 1.87 figure in August. However, it is still the lowest figure at this point in the season, over the six years we’ve been doing these polls.

Below, you can see the breakdown for the past 12 polls’ results, followed by the line graph showing the trends over this and previous seasons.

October poll

Actually having two of these. The first is in regard to the imminent expiration of the CBA, and what looks to be a fraught renegotiation. So, do you think that the 2022 baseball season will start on time? Of course, please explain yourself. :)

Poll

The 2022 MLB season will start

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    On time
    (21 votes)
  • 40%
    Delayed, but in April
    (27 votes)
  • 13%
    In May
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    In June
    (2 votes)
  • 8%
    In the second half
    (6 votes)
  • 2%
    Not at all
    (2 votes)
67 votes total Vote Now

The Diamondbacks posted a winning record in October! If they’d maintained that pace over the rest of the season, they’d have won 108 games, the best record in the majors! Or, put another way, they took two of three at home against the Rockies. The D-backs thereby dodged, as outlined above, the worst record in franchise history... and also the #1 pick in next year’s draft. So, a bit of a double-edged sword. Since then, the team has cleared out much of their coaching staff, and their replacements as hitting and bench coaches have been announced. So does that make a difference to your feelings as we head into the winter?

The regular confidence poll is below, feel free to explain your choice in the comments, especially if it has changed from the October poll.

Poll

How confident are you about the Diamondbacks?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    1 (not confident in the slightest)
    (34 votes)
  • 16%
    2
    (12 votes)
  • 13%
    3
    (10 votes)
  • 13%
    4
    (10 votes)
  • 6%
    5
    (5 votes)
  • 2%
    6
    (2 votes)
  • 1%
    7
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    8
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    9 (very, very, VERY confident)
    (1 vote)
75 votes total Vote Now