Poll Shows Most Voters Think Ryan Braun Is Innocent, Nearly All Agree He Should Not Have Been Suspended

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 24: Ryan Braun #8 of the Milwaukee Brewers talks to the media prior to spring workouts at Maryvale Baseball Park on February 24, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

This week's poll was open from noon Monday until 8 pm Tuesday, and received 248 responses. Here are some notable results.

  • A majority of voters (57%) think Ryan Braun did not take performance enhancing drugs or other banned substances in 2011. Just 13% think he did.
  • 88% of voters feel Braun should not have been suspended.
  • 70% of voters would support a contract extension for Zack Greinke but would not support one for Shaun Marcum.
  • 88% of voters think Doug Melvin should get a contract extension this spring, but only 58% would give one to Ron Roenicke.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Given what we've been told about what happened, do you believe Ryan Braun took performance enhancing drugs or other banned substances in 2011?

Response Votes %
Yes 33 13%
No 141 57%
Undecided 74 30%

Do you think Ryan Braun should have been suspended to open the 2012 season?

Response Votes %
Yes 14 6%
No 217 88%
Undecided 17 7%

Would you support the decision if the Brewers signed John Axford to a five year contract, buying out his four arbitration seasons?

Response Votes %
No 59 24%
Yes, but I'm worried about what it would cost. 140 56%
Yes, and I'm not worried about what it would cost. 34 14%
Undecided 15 6%

Do you think the Brewers should attempt to sign Zack Greinke and/or Shaun Marcum to contract extensions this spring?

Response Votes %
Yes for Greinke but not Marcum 173 70%
Yes for Marcum but not Greinke 2 1%
Yes for both. 66 27%
No for both. 2 1%
Undecided 5 2%

Are you concerned about Shaun Marcum's reported shoulder soreness this spring?

Response Votes %
Yes 133 54%
No 90 36%
Undecided 25 10%

Doug Melvin's contract expires following the 2012 season. Should the Brewers sign him to an extension this spring?

Response Votes %
Yes 218 88%
No 5 2%
Undecided 25 10%

Ron Roenicke's contract expires following the 2012 season, but the Brewers hold a club option for 2013. Should the Brewers sign him to a contract extension this spring?

Response Votes %
Yes 143 58%
No 55 22%
Undecided 50 20%

The Brewers' lease at their spring training facility in Maryvale expires following the season, but they hold a two-year club option. What should the organization do?

Response Votes %
Move to another facility next spring. 111 45%
Exercise the option for two more years. 45 18%
Work on a long term deal to stay in the facility. 16 6%
Undecided 76 31%
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