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Results of the first Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll

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Thanks so much to everyone who voted in the Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll. I had no idea what to expect when posting the first poll, and was hoping for roughly 100 participants. 24 hours later, I had 432 responses. From the ten questions, here are some of the responses I found most interesting:

  • Of 432 responses, 82% selected Jeff Suppan as the pitcher who should be the odd man out in the Brewer rotation - a pretty clear indictment of the Crew's highest-paid player.
  • Of the four candidates for backup catcher, three received at least 20% of the vote, with Matt Treanor the odd man out.
  • The vast majority of us are, at the very least, giving Doug Melvin the benefit of the doubt. His approval rating is currently at 80%, with just 5% disapproval.
  • A lot of voters are unsure about Ken Macha. His current approval rating is 38%, with 43% undecided.
  • Even before the first spring training game, a lot of fans have bought in on Rick Peterson. His approval rating is at 36%, with 61% undecided.
  • A plurality of fans were ok with the Gomez-Hardy trade. 48% of voters approved, with 34% disapproving.
  • Fans were also on board with the Randy Wolf and Doug Davis signings, with 76% and 87% approving, respectively.

Follow the jump for the full results!

Question 1: How many games do you plan to attend this season?

Response Votes %
1-5 games 197 46%
6-10 games 90 21%
None 61 14%
11-20 games 44 10%
21-40 games 31 7%
More than 41 9 2%

Question 2: If the season started today, which starting pitcher SHOULD NIOT be in the rotation?

Response Votes %
Jeff Suppan 355 82%
Manny Parra 43 10%
Dave Bush 34 8%

Question 3: Which catcher would you like to see make the team to back up Gregg Zaun?

Response Votes %
Jonathan Lucroy 187 43%
George Kottaras 116 27%
Angel Salome 90 21%
Matt Treanor 39 9%

Question 4: Do you approve of the decision to change the Brewers' away uniforms to read "Milwaukee" across the chest in 2010?

Response Votes %
Yes 255 59%
No 33 8%
Don't care/No opinion 144 33%

Question 5: Do you approve of the job Doug Melvin is doing as general manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes 345 80%
No 21 5%
Undecided 66 15%

Question 6: Do you approve of the job Ken Macha is doing as manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes 165 38%
No 80 19%
Undecided 187 43%

Question 7: Do you approve of the job Rick Peterson is doing as pitching coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Yes 156 36%
No 14 3%
Undecided 262 61%

Question 8: Do you agree with the decision to trade J.J. Hardy to the Twins for Carlos Gomez?

Response Votes %
Yes 207 48%
No 146 34%
Undecided 79 18%

Question 9: Do you agree with the decision to sign Randy Wolf to a three year deal?

Response Votes %
Yes 330 76%
No 58 13%
Undecided 44 10%

Question 10: Do you agree with the decision to sign Doug Davis to a one year deal?

Response Votes %
Yes 376 87%
No 27 6%
Undecided 29 7%