Poll Shows Most Brewer Fans Still Think Zack Greinke Is Likely To Be A Brewer In 2013

Apr 7, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke pats Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke (13) on the back after pitching 7 scoreless innings against the St. Louis Cardinals at Miller Park. The Brewers beat the Cardinals 6-0. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

This week's poll was open from Tuesday at noon through Wednesday, and received 245 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 65% of voters gave the Brewers a 51% or more chance at retaining Zack Greinke beyond the 2012 season, while just 9% put their chances below 25%.
  • Over 80% of voters said their 2012 expectations have not changed for Ryan Braun, Aramis Ramirez or Alex Gonzalez. 38%, however, are more optimistic regarding Corey Hart.
  • Doug Melvin and Ron Roenicke picked back up where they left off at the end of the season in 2011, with approval ratings of 94 and 88%, respectively.
  • Rick Kranitz, however, has seen his approval rating fall 22% since the end of 2011. 35% of voters are undecided on him.
  • 53% of voters already approve of Johnny Narron's performance as hitting coach, while 44% are still undecided.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to keep Cesar Izturis on the roster as the lone backup at second base, shortstop and third base?

Response Votes %
Yes, and I'd be fine with them staying this way all season. 7 3%
Yes, it's fine for now. 91 37%
No, but it's not a big deal. 101 41%
No, and they need to fix it right away. 34 14%
Undecided 12 5%

Through Monday, Corey Hart is hitting .417/.533/1.250 in four games this season. Has his performance affected your expectations for his season?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 92 38%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 1 0%
No, my expectations have not changed. 150 61%
Undecided 2 1%

Through Monday, Ryan Braun is hitting .375/.444/.750 in four games this season. Has his performance affected your expectations for his season?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 26 11%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 2 1%
No, my expectations have not changed. 216 88%
Undecided 1 0%

Through Monday, Aramis Ramirez is hitting .143/.235/.286 in four games this season. Has his performance affected your expectations for his season?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 2 1%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 26 11%
No, my expectations have not changed. 211 86%
Undecided 6 2%

Through Monday, Alex Gonzalez is hitting .214/.214/.357 in four games this season. Has his performance affected your expectations for his season?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic. 12 5%
Yes, I'm less optimistic. 19 8%
No, my expectations have not changed. 207 84%
Undecided 7 3%

How likely do you think the Brewers are to retain Zack Greinke beyond this season?

Response Votes %
100% 9 4%
76-99% 41 17%
51-75% 108 44%
26-50% 65 27%
1-25% 19 8%
No chance 3 1%
Undecided 0 0%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 231 94% 96% -2%
No 4 2% 2% n/c
Undecided 10 4% 3% +1%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 216 88% 83% +5%
No 13 5% 7% -2%
Undecided 16 7% 10% -3%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 150 61% 83% -22%
No 9 4% 5% -1%
Undecided 86 35% 13% +22%

Do you approve of the job Johnny Narron is doing as Hitting Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev** Diff
Yes 129 53% n/a n/a
No 8 3% n/a n/a
Undecided 108 44% n/a n/a

* - The approval questions for Doug Melvin, Ron Roenicke and Rick Kranitz were last asked on October 10, so the "Prev" column in all three of these cases reflects that answer.
** - This is the first time we've done an approval poll on Johnny Narron.

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