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BCB Tracking Poll Shows Voters Want More Counsell, Morgan and Estrada

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This week's poll was open from noon Monday through Tuesday night, and received 299 responses. Here are some of the notable results:

  • 51% of voters are not concerned by Yovani Gallardo's slow start.
  • 47% think Craig Counsell should get more playing time at shortstop.
  • 62% think Marco Estrada should take regular turns in the rotation.
  • 82% think Nyjer Morgan should hit in the second spot in the lineup.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Yovani Gallardo has allowed 13 earned runs over four starts (4.62 ERA) and is striking out 4.6 batters per nine innings in 2011, down from 9.7 in 2010. Are you concerned by his performance?

Response Votes %
Yes 116 39%
No 153 51%
Undecided 30 10%

Through 15 games, Yuniesky Betancourt has started at shortstop 13 times and Craig Counsell has started at shortstop twice. How should the Brewers be handling their playing time?

Response Votes %
The way they're handling it now is fine. 125 42%
Betancourt should play more. 3 1%
Counsell should play more. 140 47%
Undecided 31 10%

How should the Brewers use Marco Estrada until Zack Greinke is ready to return?

Response Votes %
He should take normal turns in the rotation. 185 62%
He should only be used as a starter if off days don't allow the team to skip him. 96 32%
He should not be used as a starter at all. 9 3%
Undecided 9 3%

Assuming Rickie Weeks, Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder are going to continue to bat first, third and fourth respectively, who should be batting second until Corey Hart returns?

Response Votes %
Yuniesky Betancourt 4 1%
Carlos Gomez 23 8%
Jonathan Lucroy 16 5%
Casey McGehee 6 2%
Nyjer Morgan 246 82%
Someone else 4 1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 259 87% 90% -3%
No 13 4% 3% +1%
Undecided 27 9% 7% +2%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 221 74% 82% -8%
No 15 5% 2% +3%
Undecided 63 21% 16% +5%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 171 57% 52% +5%
No 7 2% 1% +1%
Undecided 121 40% 47% -7%

How many games do you expect the Brewers to win this season?

Response Votes %
75 or less 1 0%
76-80 13 4%
81-85 93 31%
86-90 166 56%
91 or more 26 9%