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Poll Shows Most Brewer Fans Expect Playoffs Again In 2013

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68% of voters in our weekly tracking poll said they think the Brewers will make the playoffs next season.

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This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from noon Monday through Tuesday and received 177 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 68% of voters said they think the Brewers will make the playoffs in 2013, compared to 14% who think they won't.
  • 51% of voters said they do not consider the 2012 season a success, despite the Brewers winning 83 games. 45% of voters said they do consider it a success.
  • In hindsight, 93% of voters approve of the Zack Greinke trade.
  • 76% of voters approve of the decision to bring the full 2012 coaching staff back for 2013.

Full results below.

Do you consider the Brewers' 2012 season a success?

Response Votes %
Yes 79 45%
No 91 51%
Undecided 7 4%

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to bring their full 2012 coaching staff (including Lee Tunnell, who was promoted to bullpen coach midseason) back for 2013?

Response Votes %
Yes 134 76%
No 27 15%
Undecided 16 9%

Looking back, do you approve of the Brewers' decision to trade Zack Greinke to the Angels for shortstop Jean Segura and pitchers Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena?

Response Votes %
Yes 165 93%
No 7 4%
Undecided 5 3%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 163 92% 94% -2%
No 9 5% 3% +2%
Undecided 5 3% 3% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 143 81% 80% +1%
No 25 14% 12% +2%
Undecided 9 5% 8% -3%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 108 61% 67% -6%
No 36 20% 13% +7%
Undecided 33 19% 19% n/c

Do you approve of the job Johnny Narron is doing as Hitting Coach of the Brewers?

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 140 79% 77% +2%
No 13 7% 7% n/c
Undecided 24 14% 16% -2%

Do you think the Brewers WILL make the playoffs in 2013?

Response Votes %
Yes 120 68%
No 24 14%
Undecided 33 19%

* - The last tracking poll was conducted on September 17-18, so "Prev," where used, refers to that poll.