We interrupt this Dolfan Satisfaction Meter to remark on the Marlins agreeing to terms with former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes. Astounding. Closer Heath Bell, now Reyes. The once infamously cheap Marlins are now the talk of baseball with their aggressive foray into free agency. This is exciting.
DOLFAN SATISFACTION METER: GAME 12: Results are certified in the latest Dolfan Satisfaction Meter, and they show 65.4 percent overall satisfaction -- a season high -- in the wake of Sunday's 34-14 home victory over the Oakland Raiders, a result putting Miami's season record at 4-8.
The DSM, in its fourth season, is a continuous gauge of how fans feel about the team and its direction. Right after each game, I invite you to share your overall degree of satisfaction. Criteria for voting is your own, but I suggest fans consider the most recent game's performance and caliber of opponent, the season as a whole, the direction the club is heading and your overall degree of optimism -- all in the context of reasonable expectations. I also suggest your vote be based on this season only, and not how it might affect the 2012 draft.
The poll never closes but results are certified official after one full day of voting. In this case that was around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The one-day delay was due to human error (mine).
2011 Dolfan Satisfaction Meter
Next poll: Dec. 11 following game vs. Philadelphia.
G12: 65.4% satisfaction (29.7 very, 35.7 somewhat) following 34-14 victory vs. Oakland.
G11: 38.5% satisfaction (14.0 very, 24.5 somewhat) following 20-19 loss at Dallas.
G10: 58.5% satisfaction (23.8 very, 34.7 somewhat) following 35-8 victory vs. Buffalo.
G9: 35.9% satisfaction (7.8 very, 28.1 somewhat) following 20-9 victory vs. Washington.
G8: 31.6% satisfaction (16.0 very, 15.6 somewhat) following 31-3 victory at Kansas City.
G7: 19.6% satisfaction (18.1 very, 1.5 somewhat) following 20-17 loss at N.Y. Giants.
G6: 14.5% satisfaction (14.0 very, 0.5 somewhat) following 18-15 loss vs. Denver.
G5: 9.6% satisfaction (9.2 very, 0.4 somewhat) following 24-6 loss at New York Jets.
G4: 5.6% satisfaction (5.4 very, 0.2 somewhat) following 26-16 loss at San Diego.
G3: 3.9% satisfaction (3.3 very, 0.6 somewhat) following 17-16 loss at Cleveland.
G2: 3.7% satisfaction (2.6 very, 1.1 somewhat) following 23-13 loss vs. Houston.
G1: 34.4% satisfaction (3.9 very, 30.5 somewhat) following 38-24 loss vs. New England.
2010 Final: 3.8% overall satisfaction.
2009 Final: 31.2% overall satisfaction.
2008 Final: 96.9% overall satisfaction.