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Poll Shows Doug Melvin's Approval Remaining High, But Bad News For Roenicke And Others

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This week's tracking poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday, and received 215 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • Doug Melvin's approval rating remains remarkably high. This week it's down 1% to 91%.
  • Ron Roenicke (down 12% to 62%) and Rick Kranitz (down 5% to 40%) both saw significant drops this week, while Johnny Narron's approval rating is up 4 points to 33%.
  • 65% of fans approve of the decision to install Marco Estrada in the #5 spot in the rotation, and a majority (58%) think they should continue to use him every fifth game without skipping his starts.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Through eight appearances, Manny Parra has a 3.27 ERA, 1.545 WHIP, has struck out 14 and walked three in eleven innings. What should the Brewers do with him?

Response Votes %
Keep using him as they have. 119 55%
Move him into the rotation. 4 2%
Start using him in higher-leverage situations out of the bullpen. 44 20%
Try to avoid using him in higher-leverage situations. 34 16%
Trade him or designate him for assignment. 11 5%
Undecided 3 1%

Now that Chris Narveson is out for the season, who should be the Brewers' fifth starter?

Response Votes %
Marco Estrada 139 65%
Wily Peralta 42 20%
Someone else from inside the organization. 5 2%
Someone else from outside the organization. 19 9%
Undecided 10 5%

How should the Brewers handle their fifth starter going forward?

Response Votes %
They should continue to start every fifth game. 125 58%
They should skip this spot in the rotation when off days allow them to do so. 82 38%
They should skip this spot as often as possible, even if it means starting other pitchers on short rest. 1 0%
Undecided 7 3%

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to send Mike McClendon down and call up Vinnie Chulk from Nashville?

Response Votes %
Yes 100 47%
No, they should have kept McClendon on the roster. 10 5%
No, they should have called up someone else. 35 16%
Undecided 70 33%

Sunday's win improved the Brewers to 3-8 in day games this season. Are you worried about their ability to win during the day?

Response Votes %
Yes 57 27%
No 144 67%
Undecided 14 7%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 196 91% 92% -1%
No 11 5% 5% n/c
Undecided 8 4% 3% +1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 133 62% 74% -12%
No 53 25% 13% +12%
Undecided 29 13% 13% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 87 40% 45% -5%
No 55 26% 19% +7%
Undecided 73 34% 35% -1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 70 33% 29% +4%
No 54 25% 22% +3%
Undecided 91 42% 49% -7%