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Poll Shows Brewer Fans Don't Expect Josh Hamilton, Zack Greinke In 2013

93% of fans think the Brewers won't sign the former AL MVP, while 84% think they won't get the former AL Cy Young.

Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday and received 193 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • Only 20% of voters think the Brewers should even try to sign former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton this winter, and 93% think they won't sign him, even if they do try.
  • 82% of voters, however, think the Brewers should try to re-sign Zack Greinke. Just 9% think they'll be successful, though.
  • 84% of voters think the Brewers should not give a one year, $13.3 million qualifying offer to Shaun Marcum this winter.
  • Presented with a list of six likely free agent starting pitchers, voters were split on which should be the Brewers' top priority. Anibal Sanchez led all candidates with 24% of the vote.

The full results are below.

The Brewers have to make Shaun Marcum a one year, $13.3 million contract offer or they will not receive compensation if he signs elsewhere as a free agent. Should they offer that to him?

Response Votes %
Yes 25 13%
No 162 84%
Undecided 6 3%

Do you think the Brewers SHOULD TRY TO sign former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton this offseason?

Response Votes %
Yes 38 20%
No 146 76%
Undecided 9 5%

Do you think the Brewers WILL sign former Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton this offseason?

Response Votes %
Yes 4 2%
No 180 93%
Undecided 9 5%

Do you think the Brewers SHOULD TRY TO sign Zack Greinke this offseason?

Response Votes %
Yes 158 82%
No 31 16%
Undecided 4 2%

Do you think the Brewers WILL sign Zack Greinke this offseason?

Response Votes %
Yes 17 9%
No 162 84%
Undecided 14 7%

Assuming only these options, which starting pitcher would you like the Brewers to prioritize this winter?

Response Votes %
Ryan Dempster 21 11%
Dan Haren 36 19%
Kyle Lohse 19 10%
Brandon McCarthy 38 20%
Anibal Sanchez 47 24%
Joe Saunders 5 3%
None of these. 14 7%
Undecided 13 7%