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SB Nation FanPulse: Ricky Renteria’s running hot

White Sox fans issue both their manager and team direction two-thirds approval

Brett Ballantini started at South Side Sox in 2018 after 20 years of writing on basketball, baseball and hockey, including time on the Blackhawks and White Sox beats. Follow him on Twitter @BrettBallantini and email your site feedback to

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged-in fans from each team. White Sox fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

Ricky Renteria gets a big push from White Sox fans this week, jumping to an approval rating of 67%.

Fan confidence in Ricky Renteria

Week 1 76%
Week 2 86%
Week 3 60%
Week 4 67%

For some perspective, here’s how Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire has been judged by the Tigers fanbase:

Fan confidence in Ron Gardenhire

Week 1 89%
Week 2 92%
Week 3 94%
Week 4 89%

A week ago, confidence in the direction of the White Sox managed to rise from 50% to 52% in spite of a miserable, 1-5 homestand. This week, approval skyrocketed to 67%

Fan confidence in the White Sox

Week 1 62%
Week 2 50%
Week 3 52%
Week 4 67%

The national poll question this week asked all fans who benefits most from the bargain extensions players like Eloy Jiménez and Ronald Acuna Jr. have recently signed.


Where are you on these questions? If you didn’t participate in the FanPulse survey this week, hey man, get with the program, and sign up above or HERE.

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