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SBNation FanPulse: Fans across baseball have high expectations for the Rays

Tampa Bay currently leads the AL East.

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New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

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

All offseason, fans were wondering if the Boston Red Sox or the New York Yankees were going to rise to the occasion to take the AL East crown. But now it looks like the Tampa Bay Rays have a good shot of stealing it. The team, along with other surprise teams, was the subject of the week’s poll.

55.24% of survey respondents think the Rays are the surprising team whose start is most likely to continue.

Are you confident in the direction of the Angels?

61% Yes (down from 63% last week)

39% No

Do you approve of the job manager Brad Ausmus has done?

50% Yes (down from 53% last week)

50% No

We keep taking hits but it’s fine! Just win baby!

If you didn’t sign up for this week’s survey but would like to join us for future ones, sign up at the link above. We’ll have more results next week!