BCB Tracking Poll Shows Widespread Approval For Recent Moves

This week's poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday, and received 306 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • The Brewers' decisions regarding Aramis Ramirez, Alex Gonzalez, Casey McGehee and Norichika Aoki all received over 70% approval.
  • The lone close call was Takashi Saito, with just 53% of voters thinking the Brewers made the right decision by letting him go.
  • Nearly half of the poll voters (49%) said they expect the Brewers will win between 85-89 games this season. 24% are expecting between 90 and 94 wins.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Do you approve of the decision to sign Aramis Ramirez to a three year, $36 million deal?

Response Votes %
Yes 228 75%
No 49 16%
Undecided 29 9%

The terms of Alex Gonzalez's new deal have him making $4.25 million in 2012, with a vesting option for 2013 that will pay him $4 million if he makes 525 plate appearances in 2012. Does this change your opinion on the signing?

Response Votes %
No 227 74%
Yes, and I'm against it now. 19 6%
Yes, and I'm for it now. 19 6%
Undecided 41 13%

Assuming all three shortstops were available at this price, which would you have wanted the Brewers to sign?

Response Votes %
Alex Gonzalez (one year, $4.25 million with vesting option for 2013) 184 60%
Clint Barmes (two years, $11 million) 66 22%
Rafael Furcal (two years, $14 million) 30 10%
Undecided 26 8%

Takashi Saito's new contract with the Diamondbacks will pay him $1.75 million in 2012. How should the Brewers have handled this situation?

Response Votes %
They should have offered more. 109 36%
They made the right decision by not offering more. 161 53%
Undecided 36 12%

Do you approve of the decision to trade Casey McGehee to the Pirates for Jose Veras?

Response Votes %
Yes 245 80%
No 33 11%
Undecided 28 9%

Do you approve of the decision to bid $2.5 million for the right to negotiate with Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki?

Response Votes %
Yes 228 75%
No 29 9%
Undecided 49 16%

Assuming Ryan Braun does get suspended to open the 2012 season, how many games do you expect the Brewers to win this season?

Response Votes %
74 or less 6 2%
75-79 15 5%
80-84 50 16%
85-89 151 49%
90-94 73 24%
95-99 6 2%
100 or more 3 1%
Undecided 2 1%
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