Over the course of the season SB Nation’s FanPulse project has distributed short surveys to specific fanbases. You can sign up for the Rockies’ surveys here. The most interesting question continues to be: “Are you confident in the overall direction of the Colorado Rockies?” The season has seen ups and downs in the responses. The most recent poll, though, is at a season low 9%:
The Rockies are one of two teams to have surveyed fanbases say that their level of confidence is below 10%. The other one is the Pirates (who, incidentally, recently swept the Rockies at home, which apparently isn’t enough of a showing to boost confidence).
The flaw with these polls are twofold. First, I don’t know the sample size, or how it has differed from the first week, where 100% of surveyed fans expressed confidence in the team, and week 24%, when it was down to 9%. The second is related. I don’t know how accurate it is to compare the Rockies to other teams, since each SB Nation site has its own specific poll. I signed up for the Purple Row poll, which means I get one “national question” that goes to everyone, and two Rockies-specific questions that are the same every week (the other is about confidence in Bud Black as manager).
We can eliminate at least one of those problems by having a poll on this very web page. It’s also a good opportunity to do a few other things differently. We can drill down a bit more by providing multiple options rather than a yes/no binary, we can ask about “trust” rather than “confidence,” and we can also make the question a little more survey-ish.
Now is an especially good time to ask a question about trust. In last week’s Wednesday Rockpile we had a lively and interesting discussion about a long quote Chad Bettis offered to Drew Creasman for an article about managing Coors Field. I think some interpretations of the quote were drawn from a general distrust of the front office, while some of the defenses were based in overall trust.
We’ll follow this article up later this week with a summary on where Rockies fans stand. As always, use the comments to explain why you selected the option you did.
How much do you disagree or agree with the following statement: "I trust the Rockies front office to make good roster decisions most of the time."
This poll is closed
Neither agree nor disagree