Poll: Give Hellweg, Hand, Thornburg another shot

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BCB readers opted to give all three rookie pitchers more time in the rotation in our weekly poll.

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from Monday at noon through the day Tuesday as usual but the holiday may have impacted its traffic, as just 100 votes participated. Here are some notable results:

  • Voters were asked if they'd like to give another shot in the rotation to Tyler Thornburg, Donovan Hand and Johnny Hellweg and voted in the affirmative in all three cases, giving them 94%, 84% and 65%, respectively.*
  • Ron Roenicke and Johnny Narron saw significant drops in their approval ratings, going from 50 and 59% a week ago to 33 and 40% this week.
  • All but the most optimistic Brewer fans have thrown in the towel on the 2013 season, with just 3% saying they still think the team has a realistic chance to make the playoffs.

* - It's worth noting, of course, that this data was collected before Hand's start Thursday and Hellweg's outing Friday.

The full results are below.

Following his outing Friday (seven runs over 1.2 innings), do you think Johnny Hellweg deserves another opportunity in the starting rotation?

Response Votes %
Yes 65 65%
No 21 21%
Undecided 14 14%

Following his outing Saturday (two runs over five innings), do you think Donovan Hand deserves another opportunity in the starting rotation?

Response Votes %
Yes 84 84%
No 9 9%
Undecided 7 7%

Following his outing Sunday (five scoreless innings in relief), do you think Tyler Thornburg deserves another opportunity in the starting rotation?

Response Votes %
Yes 94 94%
No 3 3%
Undecided 3 3%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 53 53% 58% -5%
No 30 30% 27% +3%
Undecided 17 17% 14% +3%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 33 33% 50% -17%
No 56 56% 31% +25%
Undecided 11 11% 19% -8%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 16 16% 23% -7%
No 61 61% 61% n/c
Undecided 23 23% 16% +7%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 40 40% 59% -19%
No 26 26% 21% +5%
Undecided 34 34% 20% +14%

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

Voters were allowed to select more than one.

Response Votes % Prev Diff
General manager Doug Melvin 20 20% 18% +2%
Manager Ron Roenicke 40 40% 21% +19%
Pitching coach Rick Kranitz 56 56% 57% -1%
Hitting coach Johnny Narron 20 20% 14% +6%
Amateur scouting director Bruce Seid 29 29% 27% +2%
Someone else 5 3% 5% -2%
None of these 27 27% 27% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 3 3% 6% -3%
No 94 94% 89% +5%
Undecided 3 3% 4% -1%
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