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Poll Shows Many Brewer Fans Support Extension For Hart, Move To First Base

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Aug 20, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA;  Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart (1) during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park.  Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 20, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Corey Hart (1) during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-US PRESSWIRE

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

  • 50% of voters said they support a long term extension for Corey Hart this winter, with 68% saying he should play first base if he's on the team next season.
  • 47% of voters still expect the Brewers to finish with between 77 and 80 wins. 14% are predicting a finish above that mark, while 38% have them below.
  • Ron Roenicke (up 8% to 60), Rick Kranitz (up 17% to 42) and Johnny Narron (up 14% to 58) all had their approval ratings increase significantly this week.

Follow the jump for the full results.

Corey Hart is currently scheduled to become a free agent following the 2013 season. What should the Brewers do with him this offseason?

Response Votes %
Sign him to a long term deal. 88 50%
Trade him. 36 20%
Nothing 30 17%
Undecided 23 13%

Assuming Hart is back as a Brewer in 2013, what position should he play?

Response Votes %
First base 120 68%
Right field 12 7%
He should split time between first base and right field. 28 16%
Undecided 17 10%

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to release Randy Wolf?

Response Votes %
Yes 158 89%
No 12 7%
Undecided 7 4%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 154 87% 83% +4%
No 13 7% 12% -5%
Undecided 10 6% 5% +1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 106 60% 52% +8%
No 50 28% 36% -8%
Undecided 21 12% 12% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 75 42% 25% +17%
No 64 36% 48% -12%
Undecided 38 21% 27% -6%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 103 58% 44% +14%
No 42 24% 30% -6%
Undecided 32 18% 25% -7%

Entering play Monday the Brewers are 59-67 with 36 games to play. How many games do you expect them to win this season?

Response Votes %
68 or less 1 1%
69-72 11 6%
73-76 54 31%
77-80 83 47%
81-84 18 10%
85-87 5 3%
More than 87 1 1%
Undecided 4 2%