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Just 9% of Voters Support Kotsay Playing Center, Roenicke's Approval Plummets In BCB Tracking Poll

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This week's poll was open from, noon Monday through Tuesday. Here are some notable results:

  • Even before Mark Kotsay's start Wednesday, just 9% of voters thought he should start in center on Carlos Gomez's days off. 61% of voters supported Brandon Boggs.
  • 84% of voters are concerned by the Brewers' 6-15 road record.
  • Ron Roenicke's approval rating dropped 18% this week, to 61%.
  • 75% of voters applied some, a lot or all of the blame for the Brewers' hitting struggles to Dale Sveum.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Did Yovani Gallardo's performance on Saturday change your expectation for his 2011 performance?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic now. 79 40%
No. 114 57%
Yes, I'm less optimistic now. 1 1%
Undecided 6 3%

Assuming Carlos Gomez is going to remain the Brewers' primary center fielder, how should the team handle playing time at the position?

Response Votes %
Mark Kotsay should start on Gomez's days off. 17 9%
Brandon Boggs should start on Gomez's days off. 121 61%
Gomez should continue to play every day. 45 23%
Undecided 17 9%

Through Sunday's games the Brewer minor league affiliates have a combined record of 50-67. Are you concerned?

Response Votes %
Yes 47 24%
No 130 65%
Undecided 23 12%

Sunday's loss dropped the Brewers to 6-15 on the road this season. Are you concerned?

Response Votes %
Yes 167 84%
No 28 14%
Undecided 5 3%

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 %
Yes 171 86%
No 9 5%
Undecided 20 10%

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

Response Votes %
Yes 198 99%
No 2 1%
Undecided 0 0%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 169 85% 90% -5%
No 16 8% 5% +3%
Undecided 15 8% 6% +2%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 121 61% 79% -18%
No 32 16% 7% +9%
Undecided 47 24% 13% +11%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 137 69% 68% +1%
No 12 6% 6% n/c
Undecided 51 26% 27% -1%

How much (if any) of the blame does Brewer hitting coach Dale Sveum deserve for the team's recent struggles?

Response Votes %
All of it. 1 1%
A lot of it. 18 9%
Some of it. 129 65%
None of it. 43 22%
Undecided 9 5%

How many games (out of six) do you expect the Brewers to win during this week's homestand?

Response Votes %
2 or less 5 3%
3 13 7%
4 107 54%
5 62 31%
6 12 6%
Undecided 1 1%