It’s always hard for a fairly new front office to generate complete trust from their fanbase, especially when they watch the runner-up for the National League Cy Young sign with a division rival.
In a poll that the Dodgers Nation official twitter account (@DodgersNation) put out there on Tuesday, it appears that fans are completely split on this subject.
As the poll shows, 1675 people voted. 31 percent, or roughly 519 people, said that there’s “still a ways to go” for them to trust the front office:
Are you starting to trust the #Dodgers' front office?
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) January 12, 2016
There was a tie for second between “slowly but surely” and “always have.” Bringing up the far rear was “never will.” It just goes to show you that even the fans are divided on this issue.
John Kemper: I haven’t lost faith at all. I would have liked Grienke, but other than that I have liked what they have done. Team is building for a strong future and will contend in 2016.
Mark A. Bates: I can’t make that determination until after the season. I’ve seen teams do really good things in the off season and suck really bad by the third week. Then there’s really bad moves and that teams has a great season. Not sure on the bullpen. Still iffy on the coaches.
Darren Gagnon: Trust? I would like to see how the 2016 season goes first before deciding anything…..
Norm Lee: Friedman had said earlier the fans in Tampa had to adjust to how he does things…and the moves he makes…so I suppose we have to do the same thing now. they likely see what a number of fans see…an OF glut, a bullpen in need of help, a power right handed bat, and a bit more certainty at 2nd.
It is worth pointing out how far this has come when compared to only a couple weeks ago, when public sentiment about Friedman and his team kept finding new lows.
Trust isn’t easily gained. You have to earn it. If the Dodgers are able to win the division yet again, then perhaps some of that trust that was lost after Zack Greinke departed will start to come back.