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FanPulse respondents still have confidence in the direction of the team

The losses mount, so will that confidence waiver?

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MLB: Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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FanPulse respondents still have confidence in the direction of the club, even as losses mount. The team has won just one series all year, and their 16-31 record is third-worst in baseball, but the play of young players like Adalberto Mondesi, Hunter Dozier, and Nicky Lopez has fans believing the rebuild is on the right track, with 55 percent saying they are confident in the direction of the team. Those numbers have been slowly eroding since the beginning of the year, however, when 64 percent of respondents were confident in the direction of the club at the beginning of the year.

Just 45 percent of respondents approve of the job Ned Yost is doing, a season-low. Yost recently had a hand in convincing Dayton Moore to call up popular prospect Nicky Lopez to the big leagues, and the bullpen has performed much better in May after a disastrous performance in April, but Yost’s approval rating fell from 55 percent just a week ago, and from 93 percent to begin the year.

SB Nation FanPulse asked all MLB fans how they felt about the long games that Commission Rob Manfred is so concerned about. Overall, Fanpulse respondents don’t see much of a problem with game lengths.

Remember, you can sign up to participate in the FanPulse surveys at this link! Surveys will go out each week and only take a few minutes to complete. Check back next week for more FanPulse results!