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BCB Tracking Poll back on board with Rickie Weeks

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63% of voters now say he should start at second base.

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This week's Brew Crew Ball tracking poll was open from noon on Monday through Tuesday, and received 163 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 63% of voters now say Rickie Weeks should be the Brewers' primary starter at second base, up from 34% two weeks ago.
  • Combining responses, 49% of voters think Alfredo Figaro should remain in the rotation, while 53% say Tom Gorzelanny should not.
  • 64% of voters still think the Brewers should fire pitching coach Rick Kranitz.
  • 17% of voters now say the Brewers have a realistic chance to make the playoffs, up from 7% last week.

The full results are below.

Who should be the Brewers' primary starter at second base?

Response Votes %
Yuniesky Betancourt 2 1%
Jeff Bianchi 7 4%
Scooter Gennett 33 20%
Rickie Weeks 103 63%
Someone else 2 1%
Undecided 16 10%

Should Alfredo Figaro or Tom Gorzelanny remain in the Brewer rotation going forward?

Response Votes %
Yes, both should. 26 16%
Figaro should, but not Gorzelanny. 51 31%
Gorzelanny should, but not Figaro. 22 13%
No, neither should. 36 22%
Undecided 28 17%

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to leave Francisco Rodriguez in the closer role now that Jim Henderson is off the DL?

Response Votes %
Yes 73 45%
No 64 39%
Undecided 26 16%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 104 64% 57% +7%
No 37 23% 30% -7%
Undecided 22 13% 13% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 76 47% 43% +4%
No 61 37% 42% -5%
Undecided 26 16% 15% +1%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 17 10% 12% -2%
No 111 68% 74% -6%
Undecided 35 21% 14% +7%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 100 61% 63% -2%
No 22 13% 14% +1%
Undecided 41 25% 24% +1%

Which, if any, of these Brewer executives/coaches do you think should be fired?

NOTE: Voters were allowed to select more than one.

Response Votes %
General manager Doug Melvin 24 6%
Manager Ron Roenicke 38 23%
Pitching coach Rick Kranitz 104 64%
Hitting coach Johnny Narron 17 10%
Someone else 6 4%
No one. 42 26%

Do you think the Brewers still have a realistic chance to make the playoffs?

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 27 17% 7% +10%
No 131 80% 86% -6%
Undecided 5 3% 7% -4%