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Majority of BCB Tracking Poll Voters Want More Morgan, Kottaras and Estrada, Less Kotsay

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This week's poll was open from Monday at 7 am to 7 pm Tuesday night, and received 177 responses. Here are some of the notable results:

  • 77% of voters think Nyjer Morgan should be the primary right fielder while Corey Hart is out.
  • 66% of voters think George Kottaras should be the primary catcher until Jonathan Lucroy returns. 
  • 49% of voters would clear a roster spot and call up Marco Estrada to start tonight.
  • Of the voters who would clear a spot for Estrada, slightly more than 50% would designate Mark Kotsay for assignment to make room.
  • Doug Melvin's approval rating is down 7% this week, to 84%.
Follow the jump for the full results.

Who should be the Brewers' primary starter in right field while Corey Hart is out?

Response Votes %
Erick Almonte 35 20%
Mark Kotsay 4 2%
Nyjer Morgan 136 77%
Someone else 2 1%

Who should be the Brewers' primary catcher while Jonathan Lucroy is out?

Response Votes %
George Kottaras 117 66%
Wil Nieves 56 32%
Someone else 4 2%

Should the Brewers add Marco Estrada to the 25 and 40 man roster so he can start Wednesday, even if they have to designate someone for assignment to do so?

Response Votes %
Yes 87 49%
No 70 40%
Undecided 20 11%

If you voted yes, who would you remove from the roster to make room?

Response Votes %
Erick Almonte 0 0%
Brandon Kintzler 25 14%
Mark Kotsay 52 29%
Jeremy Reed 9 5%
Mitch Stetter 11 6%
Someone else 4 2%
I voted no above. 76 43%

Do you approve of the decision to acquire Zack Greinke and Yuniesky Betancourt from the Royals for Lorenzo Cain, Alcides Escobar, Jeremy Jeffress and Jake Odorizzi?

Response Votes % Last Week Diff
Yes 161 91% 92% -1%
No 7 4% 2% +2%
Undecided 9 5% 6% -1%

Do you approve of the decision to acquire Shaun Marcum from the Blue Jays for Brett Lawrie?

Response Votes % Last Week Diff
Yes 164 94% 99% -5%
No 6 3% 1% +2%
Undecided 4 2% 0% +2%

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

Response Votes % Last Week Diff
Yes 149 84% 91% -7%
No 8 5% 2% +3%
Undecided 20 11% 7% +4%

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

Response Votes % Last Week* Diff
Yes 99 56% 81% -25%
No 5 3% 0% +3%
Undecided 73 41% 18% +23%

Do you approve of the job Rick Kranitz is doing as pitching coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Last Week* Diff
Yes 43 24% 23% +1%
No 10 6% 3% +3%
Undecided 124 70% 73% -3%

Has the Brewers' 0-3 start affected your level of optimism for the 2011 season?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm less optimistic now. 69 39%
Yes, I'm more optimistic now. 2 1%
No, my level of optimism has not changed. 106 60%

* - Last week's tracking poll asked if voters approved of the hiring of Ron Roenicke and Rick Kranitz. That result is reflected here.