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Poll Shows Milwaukee Brewers Fans Prefer Shaun Marcum Over Joe Saunders, Brett Myers

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75% of fans say they would approve if the Brewers brought Marcum back, but many want a one-year deal.

Christian Petersen

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from Monday at noon through Tuesday and received 159 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 75% of voters said they would approve if the Brewers re-signed Shaun Marcum, compared to 57 and 54% that would approve signings of Brett Myers and Joe Saunders.
  • 49% of those voters, though, said they would only want Marcum back on a one-year deal. Marcum is believed to be seeking two years.
  • Just 48% of voters think the Brewers can compete in 2013 if they do not make any more additions to their starting rotation. That's 8% less than when we asked the same question three weeks ago.
  • 89 and 86% of voters approve of the Mike Gonzalez and Tom Gorzelanny signings, respectively.
  • Doug Melvin's approval rating currently sits at 79%, down from 92% at the end of the season.

Scroll down for the full results.

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to sign pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to a two-year, $5.7 million contract?

Response Votes %
Yes 136 86%
No 9 6%
Undecided 14 9%

Do you approve of the Brewers' reported decision to sign pitcher Mike Gonzalez to a one year, $2.25 million deal with incentives?

Response Votes %
Yes 142 89%
No 7 4%
Undecided 10 6%

If the Brewers do not make any more additions to their starting rotation this winter, can they compete in 2013?

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 76 48% 56% -8%
No 42 26% 30% -4%
Undecided 41 26% 14% +12%

If the Brewers do not make any more additions to their bullpen this winter, can they compete in 2013?

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 100 63% 31% +32%
No 36 23% 57% -34%
Undecided 23 14% 12% +2%

Starting pitcher Shaun Marcum is reportedly seeking a two-year deal. Would you approve of the Brewers re-signing him?

Response Votes %
Yes, to a two-year deal. 41 26%
Yes, but only to a one-year deal. 78 49%
No 29 18%
Undecided 11 7%

Starting pitcher Joe Saunders is reportedly seeking a two-year deal. Would you approve of the Brewers signing him?

Response Votes %
Yes, to a two-year deal. 42 26%
Yes, but only to a one-year deal. 44 28%
No 43 27%
Undecided 30 19%

Starting pitcher/reliever Brett Myers is reportedly seeking a two-year deal. Would you approve of the Brewers signing him?

Response Votes %
Yes, to a two-year deal. 30 19%
Yes, but only to a one-year deal. 60 38%
No 53 33%
Undecided 16 10%

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

Response Votes % Prev** Diff
Yes 126 79% 92% -13%
No 10 6% 5% +1%
Undecided 23 14% 3% +11%

* - In both of these cases "Prev" refers to our tracking poll from the week of December 10.
** - In this case, "Prev" refers to our tracking poll from the week of October 8.