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According to the latest SB Nation Reacts Survey, 15 percent of Cardinals fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s down from 40 percent last week and 58 percent the week before.
While Cardinals fans are down on the team, some teams have made a splash around the league. The first-place San Francisco Giants were picked by 60 percent of fans around the country as the best surprise so far this season. The next closest team picked was the Boston Red Sox with 15 percent.
Despite the majority of baseball fans enjoying San Francisco’s early run, a large portion don’t believe it will last. With the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres on their heels, 26 percent of fans believe the Giants are the most likely current first-place team to miss the playoffs entirely. The New York Mets were the next closest with 25 percent of the vote. The Milwaukee Brewers and Chicago Cubs, currently tied for first place in the NL Central, were the next two picks.
While the Giants and Red Sox have been a pleasant surprise, there is always an opposite side of the coin. According to fans, the Minnesota Twins are the most disappointing team, taking 33 percent of the vote. The Twins beat out the New York Yankees with 29 percent and the Atlanta Braves with 24 percent.
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