Poll: 74% of fans will be disappointed if no moves are made

Brian Kersey

As of this posting, the Brewers have three hours to get something done.

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from noon Monday through Tuesday, and received 196 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 74% of voters say they'll be disappointed if the Brewers do not make any more moves before today's trade deadline.
  • 85% of fans said Ryan Braun's recent suspension has not changed their plans to attend games this season or in 2014, but 56% of fans also said Braun owes the fans both an explanation and an apology for the scandal.
  • Doug Melvin (up ten points to 63%) and Ron Roenicke (up nine points to 44%) both saw significant gains in their approval rating since the last poll was conducted two weeks ago.
  • 45% of voters say the Brewers should fire pitching coach Rick Kranitz, down from 55% two weeks ago. 46% of voters opted to fire amateur scouting director Bruce Seid.

Full results are below.

Will you be disappointed if the Brewers do not make any more moves before the trade deadline?

Response Votes %
Yes 145 74%
No 41 21%
Undecided 10 5%

In your opinion, does Ryan Braun owe the fans an apology or explanation for his suspension at this point?

Response Votes %
Yes, both an apology and an explanation. 109 56%
He owes the fans an apology, but doesn't have to explain. 28 14%
He owes the fans an explanation, but doesn't have to apologize. 20 10%
No, he does not owe the fans either an explanation or an apology. 31 16%
Undecided 8 4%

Has the Braun suspension changed your plans to ATTEND games this season or in 2014?

Response Votes %
No, I'm attending the same number or more games. 166 85%
Yes, I'm attending fewer games this season. 5 3%
Yes, I'm attending fewer games this season and next year. 10 5%
Undecided 15 8%

Do you approve of the decision to trade Francisco Rodriguez to the Orioles for Nicky Delmonico?

Response Votes %
Yes 186 95%
No 6 3%
Undecided 4 2%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 124 63% 53% +10%
No 42 22% 28% -6%
Undecided 29 15% 18% -3%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 86 44% 35% +9%
No 75 38% 49% -11%
Undecided 35 18% 16% +2%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 40 20% 19% +1%
No 103 53% 58% -5%
Undecided 53 27% 23% +4%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 93 47% 47% n/c
No 50 26% 22% +4%
Undecided 53 27% 30% -3%

Which, if any, of these Brewer executives and coaches do you think should be fired?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
General manager Doug Melvin 35 18% 21% -3%
Manager Ron Roenicke 55 28% 38% -10%
Pitching coach Rick Kranitz 88 45% 55% -10%
Hitting coach Johnny Narron 32 16% 16% n/c
Third base coach Ed Sedar 29 15% n/a n/a
Amateur scouting director Bruce Seid 91 46% 43% +3%
Someone else 6 3% 4% -1%
None of these 52 26% 24% +2%
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