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Bad news for Doug Melvin and Ken Macha in this week's BCB Tracking Poll

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Overall, 353 responses were collected between 5 pm Monday and 5 pm Tuesday. Here are some of the notable results:

  • Only 55% of voters think Jeff Suppan should be released when it's time for him to come off the DL. However, only 11% think he belongs in the rotation.
  • Yovani Gallardo's contract extension was widely popular: 92% of voters agreed with the decision.
  • Doug Melvin's approval rating is down 13% this week, from 87 to 74%.
  • Ken Macha's disapproval rating is up 14%, from 14 to 28%.
  • Before his first start, 89% of voters thought signing Doug Davis was a good idea. That number has fallen to 59%.
  • 54% of voters think Jody Gerut, not Jim Edmonds, should be the primary backup in center field.

Follow the jump for the full results!

Question 1: What should the Brewers do with Jeff Suppan when he comes off the disabled list?

Response Votes %
Put him in the rotation 40 11%
Put him in the bullpen 116 32%
Release him 197 55%

 

Question 2: Assuming the Brewers have to clear a roster spot for Jeff Suppan, who should be optioned or designated for assignment?

Response Votes %
Dave Bush 7 2%
Manny Parra 24 7%
Chris Narveson 16 4%
Carlos Villanueva 134 37%
Claudio Vargas 104 29%
Mitch Stetter 45 13%
Other 28 8%

 

Question 3: Do you approve of the decision to sign Yovani Gallardo to a five year, $30.1 million contract extension?

Response Votes %
Yes 328 92%
No 8 2%
Undecided 17 5%

 

Question 4: Do you approve of the job Doug Melvin is doing as General Manager of the Brewers?

 

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 265 74% 87% -13%
No 27 8% 4% +4%
Undecided 61 17% 10% +7%

 

Question 5: Do you approve of the job Ken Macha is doing as Manager of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 133 37% 38% -1%
No 102 28% 14% +15%
Undecided 118 33% 48% -15%

 

Question 6: Do you approve of the job Rick Peterson is doing as Pitching Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 92 26% 36% -10%
No 43 12% 2% +12%
Undecided 218 61% 62% -1%

 

Question 7: Do you agree with the decision to trade J.J. Hardy to the Twins for Carlos Gomez?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 200 56% 59% -3%
No 89 25% 22% +3%
Undecided 64 18% 20% -2%

 

Question 8: Do you agree with the decision to sign Randy Wolf to a three year deal?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 291 81% 77% +4%
No 31 9% 12% -3%
Undecided 31 9% 12% -3%

 

Question 9: Do you agree with the decision to sign Doug Davis to a one year deal?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 211 59% 89% -30%
No 74 21% 6% +15%
Undecided 68 19% 5 +14%

 

Question 10: How often should Jim Edmonds be in the lineup?

Response Votes %
Every day 2 1%
3-5 days a week 123 34%
1-2 days a week 215 60%
Never 13 4%

 

Question 11: Should Jim Edmonds be Carlos Gomez's primary backup in center field?

Response Votes %
No, he should be the starter in center field 10 3%
Yes 149 42%
No, Jody Gerut should be the backup in center field 194 54%