Winning Improves Optimism All Around In BCB Tracking Poll

This week's poll was open from noon Monday through Tuesday and received 387 responses. Here are some of the notable results:

  • 59% of voters are more optimistic regarding Yuniesky Betancourt and 64% are more optimistic regarding Casey McGehee following their recent hot streaks.
  • 70% of voters think the Brewers aren't using John Axford too often.
  • Doug Melvin's approval rating is steady this week but Ron Roenicke's is up 6%, from 73 to 79.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Note: Stats for Betancourt, McGehee and Axford are all as of Monday.

Has Yuniesky Betancourt's recent hot streak (hitting .388/.405/.575 since the All Star break) changed your expectations for his long term performance?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic now. 228 59%
Yes, I'm less optimistic now. 3 1%
No. 133 34%
Undecided 23 6%

Has Casey McGehee's recent hot streak (hitting .342/.372/.684 over his last ten games) changed your expectation for his long term performance?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic now. 247 64%
Yes, I'm less optimistic now. 5 1%
No. 112 29%
Undecided 23 6%

John Axford is on pace to pitch in 76 games this season, which would be tied for the fifth most in franchise history. Are the Brewers using him too often?

Response Votes %
Yes 80 21%
No 271 70%
Undecided 36 9%

How many games do the Brewers need to win this week in St. Louis for you to consider the series a success?

Response Votes Undecided
3 8 2%
2 313 81%
1 64 17%
Undecided 2 1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 355 92% 92% n/c
No 12 3% 3% n/c
Undecided 20 5% 5% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 306 79% 73% +6%
No 39 10% 12% -2%
Undecided 42 11% 15% -4%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 330 85% 88% -3%
No 9 2% 2% n/c
Undecided 48 12% 10% +2%

Do you approve of the job Dale Sveum is doing as Hitting Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 319 82% 73% +9%
No 20 5% 8% -3%
Undecided 48 12% 19% -7%
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