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FanPulse: Confidence in White Sox direction? Trending up

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After bottoming out in September, the White Sox held it together and have us feeling pretty OK looking to 2020

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

Since our season-low confidence a few weeks ago, mired in a 12-of-16 losing streak and free-falling through September, things have normalized. It seems that our fan confidence, buoyed by some wins, Tim Anderson’s pursuit of a major league batting title, José Abreu’s chase for an RBI crown, and some young player performances have gotten us feeling pretty OK looking toward 2020.

Fan confidence in the White Sox

Week 1 62%
Week 2 50%
Week 3 52%
Week 4 67%
Week 5 74%
Week 6 62%
Week 7 54%
Week 8 56%
Week 9 69%
Week 10 53%
Week 11 70%
Week 12 83% (season high)
Week 13 81%
Week 14 75%
Week 15 77%
Week 16 80%
Week 17 70%
Week 18 68%
Week 19 69%
Week 20 62%
Week 21 50%
Week 22 65%
Week 23 65%
Week 24 43% (season low)
Week 25 59%
Week 26 52%
Week 27 65%


Until this week, Ricky Renteria had not had it so lucky. The “bounce” that the team was getting in fan confidence after the lows of September wasn’t transferred to the manager until this last week. Renteria has now shot up, more or less, to his season average in fan confidence.

Fan confidence in the Ricky Renteria

Week 1 76%
Week 2 86% (season high)
Week 3 60%
Week 4 67%
Week 5 57%
Week 6 53%
Week 7 43%
Week 8 48%
Week 9 59%
Week 10 55%
Week 11 64%
Week 12 59%
Week 13 62%
Week 14 60%
Week 15 65%
Week 16 73%
Week 17 45%
Week 18 50%
Week 19 50%
Week 20 36%
Week 21 38%
Week 22 39%
Week 23 37%
Week 24 30%
Week 25 31%
Week 26 29% (season low)
Week 27 48%


The national poll question this week addressed voting for Most Valuable Player. Namely, should an injured player be eliminated from MVP consideration? This year, the two primary MVP candidates in each league, Mike Trout in the AL and Christian Yelich in the NL, ended their seasons hurt. While the Angels per usual had nothing to play for, the Milwaukee Brewers went on a massive tear in response to losing Yelich, going from somewhere around a 5% chance to make the playoffs to earning the NL’s second wild card.

Most fans agreed that an injury should not affect Trout’s or Yelich’s chance at the MVP.


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