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BCB Tracking Poll Shows Strong Support For Rodriguez Trade, But Also Wants Axford To Remain As Closer

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Editor's note: A combination of a late night and technical difficulties meant I got a late start on the Mug this morning. It'll be up sometime this afternoon. Here's something to discuss in the meantime. - KL

This week's poll was open from noon Monday through the day Tuesday, and received 268 responses. Here are some of the notable results:

  • 65% of voters approve of the decision to acquire Francisco Rodriguez from the Mets, while 34% are waiting to hear who the PTBNLs are. 94% approve of the decision to buy out his 2012 option.
  • 79% of voters, though, think John Axford should continue to be the closer.
  • The Brewer coaching staff has seen their confidence drop considerably over the last two weeks. Rick Kranitz's approval rating has gone from 86% to 61%, and Dale Sveum's has gone from 71% to 59%.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Do you approve of the decision to acquire Francisco Rodriguez and cash from the Mets for two PTBNL?

Response Votes %
Yes 173 65%
No 1 0%
Depends on who the PTBNL are. 91 34%
Undecided 3 1%

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to add $500,000 to Rodriguez's buyout for 2012 in exchange for him waiving his vesting option?

Response Votes %
Yes 253 94%
No 5 2%
Undecided 10 4%

Who should be the Brewers' closer going forward?

Response Votes %
John Axford 213 79%
Francisco Rodriguez 6 2%
They should share the role. 45 17%
Someone else 0 0%
Undecided 4 1%

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to switch Corey Hart (now leading off) and Rickie Weeks (now batting fifth) in the lineup?

Response Votes %
Yes 157 59%
No, I don't think they should have changed anything. 14 5%
No, I think they should have changed things in a different way. 51 19%
Undecided 46 17%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 244 91% 83% +8%
No 8 3% 8% -5%
Undecided 16 6% 8% -2%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 156 58% 55% +3%
No 42 16% 21% -5%
Undecided 70 26% 23% +3%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 163 61% 86% -25%
No 29 11% 3% +8%
Undecided 76 28% 10% +16%

Do you approve of the job Dale Sveum is doing as Hitting Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 157 59% 71% -12%
No 43 16% 7% +9%
Undecided 68 25% 22% +3%

* - The last tracking poll was conducted two weeks ago, so in all four cases this week "Prev" refers to that poll.