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BCB Readers Think The Brewers Should Be Calling Free Agent Shortstops

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As of noon today, 450 voters had participated in yesterday's poll about the Brewer shortstop situation. Here's a summary of the results:

  • 69% of voters think the Brewers should make another move to improve the position.
  • A plurality of voters (37%) think they should make that move via free agency. 24% were undecided.
  • If the Brewers are unable to make a move, 58% of voters think Yuniesky Betancourt should be the team's primary shortstop, but 66% think some form of platoon should be used.
  • Just 20% of voters think Betancourt will be above average (2+ WAR) this season.
  • 39% of voters either agreed or strongly agreed with a statement suggesting Betancourt could be the reason the Brewers don't make the playoffs this season.
Follow the jump for the full results.

Do you think the Brewers should make another move to improve the shortstop position?

Response Votes %
Yes 311 69%
No 85 19%
Undecided 54 12%

If you voted yes, how should they do it?

Response Votes %
Sign a free agent 168 37%
Make a trade 59 13%
Make a waiver claim 30 7%
Undecided 106 24%

If the Brewers don't make a move before Opening Day, who should be their primary shortstop?

Response Votes %
Yuniesky Betancourt 262 58%
Craig Counsell 82 18%
Luis Cruz 50 11%
Undecided 56 12%

Would you be in favor of a platoon at the position?

Response Votes %
Yes 299 66%
No, I don't like platoons 43 10%
No, I don't think the Brewers have the right personnel for a platoon 90 20%
Undecided 19 4%

How do you expect Yuniesky Betancourt to perform in 2011?

Response Votes %
Career Year (3 WAR or more) 3 1%
Solid Regular (between 2 and 3 WAR) 87 19%
Below Average(between .5 and 2 WAR) 203 45%
Replacement Level (between -.5 and .5 WAR) 126 28%
Below Replacement Level (less than -.5 WAR) 32 7%

How much do you agree with the following statement?

Playing Yuniesky Betancourt at shortstop every day might be the reason the Brewers don't make the playoffs.

Response Votes %
Strongly agree 34 8%
Agree 141 37%
Neither agree nor disagree 120 27%
Disagree 129 29%
Strongly disagree 27 6%