Poll Shows Doug Melvin's Approval Remaining High, But Bad News For Roenicke And Others

This week's tracking poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday, and received 215 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • Doug Melvin's approval rating remains remarkably high. This week it's down 1% to 91%.
  • Ron Roenicke (down 12% to 62%) and Rick Kranitz (down 5% to 40%) both saw significant drops this week, while Johnny Narron's approval rating is up 4 points to 33%.
  • 65% of fans approve of the decision to install Marco Estrada in the #5 spot in the rotation, and a majority (58%) think they should continue to use him every fifth game without skipping his starts.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Through eight appearances, Manny Parra has a 3.27 ERA, 1.545 WHIP, has struck out 14 and walked three in eleven innings. What should the Brewers do with him?

Response Votes %
Keep using him as they have. 119 55%
Move him into the rotation. 4 2%
Start using him in higher-leverage situations out of the bullpen. 44 20%
Try to avoid using him in higher-leverage situations. 34 16%
Trade him or designate him for assignment. 11 5%
Undecided 3 1%

Now that Chris Narveson is out for the season, who should be the Brewers' fifth starter?

Response Votes %
Marco Estrada 139 65%
Wily Peralta 42 20%
Someone else from inside the organization. 5 2%
Someone else from outside the organization. 19 9%
Undecided 10 5%

How should the Brewers handle their fifth starter going forward?

Response Votes %
They should continue to start every fifth game. 125 58%
They should skip this spot in the rotation when off days allow them to do so. 82 38%
They should skip this spot as often as possible, even if it means starting other pitchers on short rest. 1 0%
Undecided 7 3%

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to send Mike McClendon down and call up Vinnie Chulk from Nashville?

Response Votes %
Yes 100 47%
No, they should have kept McClendon on the roster. 10 5%
No, they should have called up someone else. 35 16%
Undecided 70 33%

Sunday's win improved the Brewers to 3-8 in day games this season. Are you worried about their ability to win during the day?

Response Votes %
Yes 57 27%
No 144 67%
Undecided 14 7%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 196 91% 92% -1%
No 11 5% 5% n/c
Undecided 8 4% 3% +1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 133 62% 74% -12%
No 53 25% 13% +12%
Undecided 29 13% 13% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 87 40% 45% -5%
No 55 26% 19% +7%
Undecided 73 34% 35% -1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 70 33% 29% +4%
No 54 25% 22% +3%
Undecided 91 42% 49% -7%
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