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Fan confidence continues to climb for the Atlanta Braves

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Also some thoughts on MLB Expansion.

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MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

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The Atlanta Braves have surged to the top of the NL East standings thanks to a red hot June in which they have gone 14-4 including an 8-2 homestand. The Braves now lead the division by four full games, the offense continues to explode and Dallas Keuchel is expected to make his debut for the team on Friday. Positivity abounds and that is reflected in our latest FanPulse voting results which show that confidence is on the rise.

On the overall direction of the team, FanPulse voting increased three percent to a season-best 93 percent and is the highest they have been since way back in Week 4.

Interestingly, fan confidence in the performance of Brian Snitker as the team’s manager dipped slightly but remains strong at 83 percent. That is the sixth straight week fan confidence in Snitker has been at least 80 percent.

This week’s national question centers on expansion and which city Major League Baseball should consider first. The results were interesting with Montreal coming out on top.

Personally, Montreal would get my vote as I would love to see the Expos return. Nashville would be my second choice as that is a growing area that I believe could support a major league franchise. Where would you like to see the MLB expand? Let us know in the comments below.

We still have over half of the season remaining so it isn’t too late to sign up and be a part of the FanPulse process. Just go to this link to get signed up and you can be a part of next week’s voting.