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Majority of BCB Tracking Poll Voters Call Carlos Gomez Batting Second "A Major Issue"

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This week's poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday, and received 194 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 59% of voters said the Brewers' decision to continue to bat Carlos Gomez second was a major issue.
  • 52% of voters thought Marco Estrada should have been optioned to Nashville when Zack Greinke returned.
  • 93% of voters thought the Brewers needed to win 5 or more games on the current road trip for it to be considered a success.
Follow the jump for the full results.

How do you feel about Carlos Gomez as a #2 hitter for the Brewers?

Response Votes %
Gomez is the Brewers' best option to hit second. 4 2%
Gomez may not be the best option, but no others are significantly better. 28 14%
The Brewers have better options to hit second, but it's not a major issue. 44 23%
The Brewers have better options to hit second, and it is a major issue. 114 59%
Undecided 4 2%

What should the Brewers do with Marco Estrada (who has an option remaining) when Zack Greinke returns from the DL on Wednesday?

Response Votes %
Keep him in the starting rotation, removing someone else to make room. 15 8%
Keep him in the starting rotation, moving to a six man rotation. 16 8%
Keep him on the roster but move him to the bullpen. 54 25%
Option him to Nashville. 101 52%
Undecided. 8 4%

Who should be removed from the roster to make room when Nyjer Morgan is eligible to be activated from the DL on Tuesday?

Response Votes %
Zach Braddock 0 0%
Sean Green 75 39%
Brandon Kintzler 8 4%
Sergio Mitre 7 4%
Mitch Stetter 7 4%
Brandon Boggs 32 16%
Mark Kotsay 57 29%
No one. The Brewers should delay activating Morgan or designate him for assignment. 1 1%
Someone else. 2 1%
Undecided 5 3%

How do you feel Corey Hart's return impacts the Brewers?

Response Votes %
The team is much better now. 76 39%
The team is a little better now. 106 55%
No change. 8 4%
The team is a little worse now. 4 2%
The team is much worse now. 0 0%

How many games (out of ten) do the Brewers need to win on their current road trip for you to consider it a success?

Response Votes %
3 or less 2 1%
4. 10 5%
5 85 44%
6 85 44%
7 or more 12 6%

As things stand right now, the Brewers project to have lefties (Chris Narveson and Randy Wolf) back-to-back in the rotation long term. Should they do something to change this?

Response Votes %
Yes 97 50%
No 73 38%
Undecided 24 12%

The Brewers went 13-13 in April. How would you describe the month?

Response Votes %
A huge success. 2 1%
A minor success. 71 37%
Neither a success nor a failure. 81 42%
A minor failure. 38 20%
A huge failure. 2 1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 174 90% 92% -2%
No 9 5% 3% +2%
Undecided 11 6% 5% +1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 154 79% 87% -8%
No 14 7% 3% +4%
Undecided 26 13% 10% +3%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 131 68% 79% -11%
No 11 6% 1% +5%
Undecided 52 27% 20% +7%