The baseball season is so close I can taste it, or maybe that’s just the 50 degree weather in February. Regardless, spring training has officially begun and all the action in Florida and Arizona is causing fan confidence indexes to shift on FanTab. Rate confidence in your favorite MLB squad on the FanTab Team Standings.
1. Red Sox Confidence Recovers From 2011 Collapse
When the Boston Red Sox blew the AL East last fall confidence in the team appropriately dropped into the mid-teens. Throughout the off-season disgust in the Sox continued as the team chose not to sign any big market free agents. The confidence index was in the mid-sixties only three weeks ago. But as spring training talk start to buzz last week, fan confidence in the team has quickly made a major rebound. This morning the Sox’ index rose to a 92 as it was reported that the entire Red Sox team had officially reported to camp in Fort Meyers Florida. It’s clear that despite the Sox’ transgressions last season and their quiet off-season this winter, Boston fans are still pumped for the 2012 baseball season and the possible redemption that 2012 could bring. But don’t think that Red Sox fans have completely reinvested faith; confidence in the team dropped back down two points to a 90 this afternoon.
2. World Series Champs Excited For the Season
Fan Confidence in the St. Louis Cardinals climbed five points to a 95 today as fans continued to bask in their 2011 World Series Championship season. Some would say that the sudden climb in confidence was surprising considering the fact that the Cardinals lost slugger Albert Pujols to free agency this off-season. I would probably have to agree. Cardinals faithful are apparently banking on free agent pick-up Carlos Beltran, a dud over the last few seasons, to return to his form of a several years back when he was one of the best players in the league. St. Louis fans are obviously also expecting rookie sensation David Freese to have another strong year in 2012. Without some serious offensive numbers from Freese, Beltran, and first baseman Lance Berkman next season, there’s no way the Cardinals can make the plays they need to on the field to get to another World Series.
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