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More of the Same: Ken Macha and Doug Melvin Lose Ground Again in BCB Tracking Poll

This week's poll was open from noon Monday to noon Tuesday, with 279 responses. Here are the most notable results:

  • Ken Macha's disapproval rating is up for the fourth straight week, and now sits at 69%. His approval rating also fell again, to 13%.
  • Doug Melvin's approval rating also continues to decline: He was at 57% last week and now sits at 53% this week, down from 87% on Opening Day.
  • 89% of fans think Trevor Hoffman should remain in the closer role, but 59% think the team should be more proactive about getting him out of games where he appears to be in trouble.
  • If he is pulled from the ninth inning, though, Todd Coffey (37%) is the voters' choice to replace him.

Follow the jump for the full results!

What should the Brewers do with Trevor Hoffman?

Response Votes %
Change nothing. Leave him in the closer's role. 85 30%
Leave him in the closer role, but be more proactive about getting him out of the game if he appears to be in trouble. 164 59%
Keep him on the roster, but get him out of the closer's role. 19 7%
Get him off the active roster by sending him to the minors, placing him on the DL or trading/releasing him. 11 4%

 

If Hoffman is removed from the closer's role, who should replace him?

Response Votes %
Zach Braddock 28 10%
Todd Coffey 103 37%
LaTroy Hawkins 47 17%
Manny Parra 18 6%
Carlos Villanueva 77 28%
Someone else 6 2%

 

The Brewers went 10-14 in April. How does this compare with your preseason expectations?

Response Votes %
It's more than five wins worse than I expected. 28 10%
It's 3-5 wins worse than I expected. 180 65%
It's a win or two worse than I expected. 56 20%
It's about what I expected. 12 4%
It's a win or two better than I expected. 2 1%
It's 3-5 wins better than I expected. 0 0%
It's more than five wins better than I expected. 1 0%

 

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 148 53% 57% -4%
No 59 21% 19% +2%
Undecided 72 26% 24% +2%

 

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 37 13% 15% -2%
No 192 69% 62% +7%
Undecided 50 18% 23% -5%

 

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 37 13% 17% -4%
No 103 37% 28% +9%
Undecided 139 50% 55% -5%

 

Do you approve of the decision to sign Randy Wolf to a three year deal?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 231 83% 82% +1%
No 26 9% 11% -2%
Undecided 22 8% 7% +1%

 

Do you approve of the decision to sign Doug Davis to a one year deal?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 166 59% 72% -13%
No 77 28% 15% +13%
Undecided 36 13% 13% n/c

 

By percentage, how likely do you think the Brewers are to agree to a long-term extension with Prince Fielder?

Response Votes %
No chance. 63 23%
1-25% 147 53%
26-50% 54 19%
51-75% 11 4%
76-99% 4 1%
100% 0 0%

 

Assuming they're unable to agree to an extension, what should the Brewers do with Prince Fielder?

Response Votes %
Trade him as soon as possible. 24 9%
Trade him before the trading deadline. 101 36%
Trade him over the offseason. 74 27%
Trade him before the trading deadline in 2011. 71 25%
Hold onto him until he becomes a free agent. 9 3%