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FanPulse: Three Straight Weeks at 0% Fan Confidence

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

For the third straight week, Pirates fans are feeling no confidence whatsoever in the direction of the organization.

As you’ll see in the chart, the highest level of confidence was a little over 50% back on April 8th. Fans wavered for the next two months and approaching the All-Star break, it seemed that the voters were starting to show some positive vibes again.

However, as the second half quickly evolved into a disaster, its been a steady trend downwards ever since.

Its clear to everyone that the organization in need of a rebuild that may (should?) include coaching changes across the board.

That’s not to absolve the players, either. Many haven’t been playing up to their first half abilities but we can’t ignore the injuries to the pitching staff, either.

With the 2019 season all but a loss, it remains to be seen if the front office will have the right idea to get things back in order. However, according to recent voting results, there doesn’t seem to be much hope for the 2020 team, either.

It would be nice to see Pittsburgh climb out of the cellar at the end of the year but the Reds have slowly pulled away in the National League Central division. The Marlins are only five games worse than the Bucs right now and it would add insult to injury if Pittsburgh is the NL bottom-feeder by the end of September.

We’d like to encourage our readers to take part in the fan pulse surveys using the link at the top of the article. It allows everyone, including the BD staff, to get a good idea of the mindset of the community. While I think its safe to say that no one has been happy for quite some time, its good feedback for the writers in terms of what type of content we can provide.