Majority of BCB Tracking Poll Voters Are Ready For Wil Nieves To Move On

This week's poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday night, and received 331 responses. Here are some of the notable results:

  • 79% of voters think the Brewers should have two catchers on their roster, not three. Of those, 78% think Wil Nieves should be the catcher taken off the roster.
  • 75% of voters think the Brewers are "slightly better" with Jonathan Lucroy back in the lineup. Only 5% think they're "much better."
  • 72% of voters are concerned regarding Randy Wolf's early performance, but think he should remain in the rotation.
  • 62% of voters are more optimistic regarding Chris Narveson after his first two starts.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Now that Jonathan Lucroy has been reinstated from the DL, the Brewers have three catchers on the 25 man roster. How many should they have?

Response Votes %
Two 263 79%
Three 55 17%
Other/Undecided 13 4%

If you voted "two" above, which catcher would you remove from the roster?

Response Votes %
George Kottaras 32 10%
Jonathan Lucroy 0 0%
Wil Nieves 219 66%
Undecided 29 9%
I think the Brewers should keep three catchers 51 15%

How much better do you think the Brewers are with Jonathan Lucroy back in the lineup?

Response Votes %
Much better 15 5%
Slightly better 249 75%
About the same 62 19%
Slightly worse 2 1%
Much worse 0 0%
Undecided 3 1%

Randy Wolf has allowed 12 runs (eight earned) and four home runs in his first two starts. Are you concerned?

Response Votes %
Yes, and I think he should skip one or more turns in the rotation to get straightened out. 24 7%
Yes, but I think he should remain in the rotation. 238 72%
No, I am not concerned. 65 20%
Undecided 4 1%

Chris Narveson has pitched 13 scoreless innings in his first two starts. Has this affected your expectations for his 2011 performance?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 205 62%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 5 2%
No, my expectations have not changed. 120 36%
Undecided 1 0%

Do you approve of the decision to acquire Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt from the Royals for Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 291 88% 91% -3%
No 7 2% 4% -2%
Undecided 33 10% 5% +5%

Do you approve of the decision to acquire Shaun Marcum from the Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 315 95% 94% -1%
No 3 1% 3% -2%
Undecided 13 4% 2% +2%

Do you approve of the job Doug Melvin is doing as General Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 299 90% 84% +6%
No 10 3% 5% -2%
Undecided 22 7% 11% -4%

Do you approve of the job Ron Roenicke is doing as Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 272 82% 56% +26%
No 5 2% 3% -1%
Undecided 54 16% 41% -25%

Do you approve of the job Rick Kranitz is doing as Pitching Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 172 52% 24% +28%
No 4 1% 6% -5%
Undecided 155 47% 70% -23%
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