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Poll: Fans more optimistic on Peralta, open to Hart return

72% of voters said they'd be willing to bring Hart back on a one-year deal.

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This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday, and received 184 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 72% of all voters said the Brewers should be interested in bringing Corey Hart back for 2014 on a one-year deal.
  • 78% of voters said they're more optimistic regarding Wily Peralta following his recent hot streak.
  • 59% of voters said they expect the Brewers to "tinker around the edges" at the trade deadline, while 39% are expecting "wholesale change."
  • 44% of voters said the Brewers will have their next realistic chance to make the playoffs in 2015. 36% voted for 2014.

Full results are below:

Assuming he can pass a physical, should the Brewers be interested in bringing Corey Hart back on a one-year deal for 2014?

Response Votes %
Yes 132 72%
No 27 15%
Undecided 25 14%

What are your expectations from the Brewers before the trade deadline?

Response Votes %
Wholesale change. Multiple trades. A new direction for the franchise. 71 39%
Tinker around the edges, but keep core parts in place to reload for 2014. 109 59%
Stand pat. Make no significant moves. 4 2%
Undecided 0 0%

Has Wily Peralta's recent hot streak (1.08 ERA over his last five starts) changed your level of optimism for his performance going forward?

Response Votes %
Yes, I'm more optimistic now. 144 78%
Yes, I'm less optimistic now. 2 1%
No, my level of optimism has not changed. 38 21%
Undecided 0 0%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 98 53% 53% n/c
No 52 28% 30% -2%
Undecided 34 18% 17% +1%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 64 35% 33% +2%
No 90 49% 56% -7%
Undecided 30 16% 11% +5%

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 35 19% 16% +3%
No 107 58% 61% -3%
Undecided 42 23% 23% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev* Diff
Yes 87 47% 40% +7%
No 41 22% 26% -4%
Undecided 56 30% 34% -4%

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

Note: Voters were allowed to select more than one.

Response Votes % Prev Diff
General Manager Doug Melvin 39 21% 20% +1%
Manager Ron Roenicke 70 38% 40% -2%
Pitching coach Rick Kranitz 101 55% 56% -1%
Hitting coach Johnny Narron 29 16% 20% -4%
Amateur scouting director Bruce Seid 80 43% 29% +14%
Someone else 8 4% 3% +1%
None of these 45 24% 27% -3%

When do you think the Brewers will have their next realistic chance to make the playoffs?

Response Votes %
They still have one in 2013 3 2%
2014 66 36%
2015 81 44%
2016 or beyond 34 18%

* - In all cases "Prev" refers to the last tracking poll, conducted the week of July 1.