Poll: Some voters don't believe, wanted more from Braun

Jonathan Ferrey

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll has a look at voters' reaction to Ryan Braun's statement last week.

This poll was open from noon Monday through Tuesday, and received 192 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • When asked for their thoughts on Ryan Braun's statement from last week, 38% said it "was ok, but I wanted more," as compared to 33% that said it was "good and everything it needed to be."
  • 44% of voters said they don't believe Braun only used banned substances in 2011 to recover from nagging injuries. 21% more were undecided on that question.
  • 66% of voters said the Brewers should be looking for opportunities to rest Jean Segura down the stretch.
  • 38% of voters said they want the Brewers to move Khris Davis to another position where he can play every day in 2014. The second most popular option was moving Ryan Braun to another position so Davis can play left field. That choice received 29% of all votes.

The full results are below.

What did you think of Ryan Braun's apology statement on Thursday?

Response Votes %
It was good and everything it needed to be. 64 33%
It was ok, but I wanted more. 72 38%
It was bad. 32 17%
Undecided 24 13%

Do you believe Braun when he says he only used banned substances in 2011 to recover from nagging injuries?

Response Votes %
Yes 67 35%
No 85 44%
Undecided 40 21%

Should the Brewers be looking for opportunities to rest Jean Segura down the stretch?

Response Votes %
Yes 127 66%
No 54 28%
Undecided 11 6%

What should the Brewers do with Khris Davis for 2014?

Response Votes %
Move him to another position where he can play every day. 73 38%
Move Ryan Braun to another position so he can play left field every day. 55 29%
Use him primarily off the bench. 21 11%
Trade him. 12 6%
Undecided 31 16%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 128 67% 62% +5%
No 44 23% 26% -3%
Undecided 20 10% 12% -2%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 112 58% 51% +7%
No 52 27% 33% -6%
Undecided 28 15% 16% -1%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 75 39% 37% +2%
No 68 35% 39% -4%
Undecided 49 26% 24% +2%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 110 57% 50% +7%
No 37 19% 24% -5%
Undecided 45 23% 26% -3%

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

Note: Voters were allowed to select more than one.

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
General manager Doug Melvin 31 16% 16% n/c
Manager Ron Roenicke 44 23% 25% -2%
Pitching coach Rick Kranitz 63 33% 32% +1%
Hitting coach Johnny Narron 26 14% 15% -1%
Third base coach Ed Sedar 29 15% 13% +2%
Amateur scouting director Bruce Seid 86 45% 46% -1%
Someone else 11 6% 3% +3%
None of these 62 32% 29% +3%

* - In all cases here, "Prev" refers to the result of the last poll, conducted two weeks ago.

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