Poll: Anyone but Yuni can play first base

Brian Kersey

Voters preferred any of six other candidates over the team's primary starter at the position.

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from Monday afternoon through Tuesday, and received 202 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • Voters were split on who should be the Brewers' primary starter at first base. Juan Francisco was the leader with 35% of the vote but Hunter Morris (19%), Sean Halton (12%) and Jeff Bianchi (10%) also all received at least ten percent.
  • Just four of the poll's 202 responders voted for Yuniesky Betancourt, which puts him behind all five other candidates, "Someone else" and "undecided."
  • Approval ratings remained roughly steady across the board this week, and 57% of voters still think the Brewers should fire pitching coach Rick Kranitz.
  • This week was the first time we've asked for an opinion on scouting director Bruce Seid, and about 27% of voters said he should be fired.

The full results are below.

Which of these candidates would you choose to be the Brewers' primary starter at first base?

Response Votes %
Yuniesky Betancourt 4 2%
Jeff Bianchi 21 10%
Juan Francisco 71 35%
Hunter Morris 39 19%
Martin Maldonado 15 7%
Sean Halton 24 12%
Someone else 19 9%
Undecided 9 4%

Do you approve of the decision to outright Chris Narveson to AAA when he was ready to come off the DL?

Response Votes %
Yes 122 60%
No 45 22%
Undecided 35 17%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 118 58% 61% -3%
No 55 27% 26% +1%
Undecided 29 14% 12% +2%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 100 50% 52% -2%
No 63 31% 31% n/c
Undecided 39 19% 17% +2%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 46 23% 20% +3%
No 123 61% 58% +3%
Undecided 33 16% 23% -7%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 119 59% 61% -2%
No 42 21% 17% +4%
Undecided 41 20% 23% -3%

Do you think and of the following coaches/executives should be fired?

Voters were allowed to select more than one.

Response Votes % Prev Diff
General manager Doug Melvin 37 18% 21% -3%
Manager Ron Roenicke 43 21% 18% +3%
Pitching coach Rick Kranitz 116 57% 60% -3%
Hitting coach Johnny Narron 29 14% 12% +2%
Amateur scouting director Bruce Seid 54 27% n/a n/a
Someone else 10 5% 7% -2%
None of these 54 27% 29% -2%

Do you still think the Brewers have a realistic chance to make the playoffs?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 13 6% 16% -10%
No 180 89% 80% +9%
Undecided 9 4% 4% n/c
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