BCB Tracking Poll Shows Majority Of Voters In Favor Of Corey Hart Playing First, But Still Want Mat Gamel There Too

This week's poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday and received 253 votes. Here are some notable responses:

  • 83% of voters approve of the decision to ask Corey Hart to play some games at first base.
  • 70% of voters, however, still think Mat Gamel should get the most starts there.
  • 69 and 68% of voters think the Brewers should settle their arbitration cases with Shaun Marcum and Jose Veras, respectively.
  • 94% of voters approve of the contract given to Norichika Aoki.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to sign Norichika Aoki to a two year, $2.25 million deal plus incentives and pay $2.5 million to his former Japanese team for doing so?

Response Votes %
Yes 238 94%
No 3 1%
Undecided 12 5%

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to ask Corey Hart to play some games at first base?

Response Votes %
Yes 210 83%
No 19 8%
Undecided 24 9%

Who do you want to get the most starts at first base for the Brewers this season?

Response Votes %
Mat Gamel 178 70%
Taylor Green 13 5%
Corey Hart 28 11%
Travis Ishikawa 4 2%
Someone else 11 4%
Undecided 19 8%

The Brewers and Shaun Marcum are nearly $2 million apart in their arbitration salary requests, with the Brewers offering $6.75 million and Marcum requesting $8.7 million. What should the Brewers do?

Response Votes %
Settle near the midpoint ($7.7 million). 175 69%
Take Marcum to arbitration. 67 26%
Undecided 11 4%

The Brewers and Jose Veras are $375,000 apart in their arbitration salary requests, with the Brewers offering $2 million and Veras requesting $2.375 million. What should the Brewers do?

Response Votes %
Settle near the midpoint ($2.188 million). 173 68%
Take Veras to arbitration. 64 25%
Undecided 16 6%

Now that we know that Francisco Rodriguez will make $8 million in 2012, how do you feel about the decision to offer him arbitration?

Response Votes %
I was against it before and I'm still against it now. 18 7%
I was against it before, but I'm not against it anymore. 42 17%
I approved of the decision before, and I still approve now. 156 62%
I approved of the decision before, but I don't approve anymore. 17 7%
Undecided 20 8%

What did you think of Ryan Braun's NL MVP acceptance speech Saturday night?

Response Votes %
It was great. 38 15%
It was good. 101 40%
It was ok. 37 15%
It wasn't good. 2 1%
It was bad. 0 0%
I didn't see it/undecided. 75 30%
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