Poll: Brewers should fire Rick Kranitz

Scott Boehm

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll has had enough losing.

The Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from noon Tuesday through the day Wednesday, and received 152 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • Pitching coach Rick Kranitz's approval rating is down to 12% this week, and 59% of voters think he should be fired.
  • Ron Roenicke's approval rating is roughly steady this week at 34%, and 54% of voters said he should not be fired. Doug Melvin (20% voted to fire) and Johnny Narron (14% voted to fire) were also moderately safe.
  • Just 34% of voters think Rickie Weeks should be the Brewers' primary second baseman at this point, but that's more than voted for Jeff Bianchi (28%) or Scooter Gennett (25%).
  • 40% of voters think Francisco Rodriguez should be the Brewers' primary closer while Jim Henderson is on the DL, while 39% voted for "this team shouldn't have a defined closer."

Full results are below.

Who should be the Brewers' primary second baseman at this point?

Response Votes %
Jeff Bianchi 42 28%
Scooter Gennett 38 25%
Rickie Weeks 51 34%
Someone else 6 4%
Undecided 15 10%

Who should be the Brewers' primary closer while Jim Henderson is on the DL?

Response Votes %
John Axford 20 13%
Burke Badenhop 6 4%
Michael Gonzalez 3 2%
Tom Gorzelanny 0 0%
Donovan Hand 1 1%
Brandon Kintzler 0 0%
Francisco Rodriguez 61 40%
Someone else 0 0%
This team shouldn't have a defined closer. 59 39%
Undecided 2 1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 76 50% 59% -9%
No 56 37% 31% +6%
Undecided 20 13% 10% +3%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 51 34% 35% -1%
No 72 47% 48% -1%
Undecided 29 19% 17% +2%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 18 12% 22% -10%
No 109 72% 56% +16%
Undecided 25 16% 22% -6%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 76 50% 45% +5%
No 33 22% 27% -5%
Undecided 43 28% 28% n/c

Do you think Doug Melvin should be fired as General Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes 31 20%
No 98 64%
Undecided 23 15%

Do you think Ron Roenicke should be fired as Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes 44 29%
No 82 54%
Undecided 26 17%

Do you think Rick Kranitz should be fired as Pitching Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes 89 59%
No 38 25%
Undecided 25 16%

Do you think Johnny Narron should be fired as Hitting Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes 21 14%
No 104 68%
Undecided 27 18%

Do you think this Brewer team can still make the playoffs?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 34 22% 34% -12%
No 109 72% 60% +12%
Undecided 9 6% 7% -1%
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