Poll Shows 59% Of Brewer Fans Expect Team To Win 84 Or Fewer Games In 2013

Hannah Foslien

Just 8% of fans predicted the team will reach 90 wins in this week's BCB Tracking Poll.

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from noon on Monday through the day Tuesday and received 230 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 43% of fans predicted the Brewers will win between 80-84 games this season, and 59% combined to predict they'll win 84 or fewer. 33% have them winning 85-89, and just 8% think they'll win more than that.
  • 45% of voters approve of the suggestion to have Alex Gonzalez play first base this spring, while 39% do not.
  • 91% of voters are comfortable with Jean Segura opening the season at shortstop despite limited experience at the upper levels of the minors, but just 54% are comfortable with Hunter Morris opening the season on the roster despite a similar level of experience.
  • Ron Roenicke is opening spring training with a 76% approval rating, and Doug Melvin is at 81%. They finished the 2012 season at 81 and 92% approval, respectively.

Full results are below.

Do you approve of Ron Roenicke's suggestion that Alex Gonzalez could start some games at first base while Corey Hart is out?

Response Votes %
Yes 106 45%
No 92 39%
Undecided 36 15%

Are you comfortable with Jean Segura (who will turn 23 in March and has played just 52 career games above AA) as the Brewers' primary shortstop in 2013?

Response Votes %
Yes 214 91%
No 12 5%
Undecided 8 3%

Would you be comfortable with Hunter Morris (who is 24 and has never played above AA) making the Opening Day roster?

Response Votes %
Yes 127 54%
No 58 25%
Undecided 49 21%

Which would you prefer the Brewers carry to open the season?

Response Votes %
Five position players on the bench and seven bullpen pitchers, as usual. 165 71%
Four position players on the bench and eight bullpen pitchers. 51 22%
Something else 6 3%
Undecided 12 5%

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

Response Votes %
Yes 177 76%
No 26 11%
Undecided 31 13%

Do you approve of the job Doug Melvin is doing as general manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes 190 81%
No 24 10%
Undecided 20 9%

How many regular season games do you expect the Brewers to win in 2013?

Response Votes %
74 or less 6 3%
75-79 31 13%
80-84 101 43%
85-89 78 33%
90-95 18 8%
96 or more 0 0%
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