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Poll: "Anyone but Yuni" is still our favorite first baseman

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Beyond that, though, we're undecided about who should start in our weekly poll.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sport

This week's Brew Crew Ball Tracking Poll was open from noon Tuesday through the day Wednesday, and received 129 responses. Here are some notable results:

  • 34% of voters listed Sean Halton as their favorite candidate to serve as the Brewers' primary first baseman at this point, while 30% chose Juan Francisco and 23% selected Hunter Morris. The only clear choice was "not Yuni," as Yuniesky Betancourt received 2% of the vote and finished behind "Undecided" and "Someone else."
  • 52% of voters think the Brewers' current roster expansion (from 25 to 30) is just right, while 37% think more players should be called up.
  • 72% of voters approve of the John Axford/Michael Blazek trade.

The full results are below.

Do you approve of the Brewers' decision to trade reliever John Axford to the Cardinals for reliever Michael Blazek?

Response Votes %
Yes 93 72%
No 22 17%
Undecided 14 11%

Who should be the Brewers' primary first baseman for the rest of the season?

Response Votes %
Yuniesky Betancourt 3 2%
Juan Francisco 39 30%
Sean Halton 44 34%
Hunter Morris 30 23%
Someone else 4 3%
Undecided 9 7%

Entering play Tuesday the Brewers will have 30 players on their active roster, having made five September callups. How do you feel about the current roster size?

Response Votes %
It's too small. They should call up more people. 48 37%
It's too big. They've already called up too many people. 3 2%
It's just right. 67 52%
Undecided 11 9%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 90 70% 67% +3%
No 31 24% 23% +1%
Undecided 8 6% 10% -4%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 75 58% 58% n/c
No 35 27% 27% n/c
Undecided 19 15% 15% n/c

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 44 34% 39% -5%
No 56 43% 35% +8%
Undecided 29 22% 26% -4%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
Yes 64 50% 57% -7%
No 31 24% 19% +5%
Undecided 34 26% 23% +3%

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

Response Votes % Prev Diff
General manager Doug Melvin 23 18% 16% +2%
Manager Ron Roenicke 29 22% 23% -1%
Pitching coach Rick Kranitz 49 38% 33% +5%
Hitting coach Johnny Narron 26 20% 14% +6%
Third base coach Ed Sedar 22 17% 15% +2%
Amateur scouting director Bruce Seid 69 53% 45% +8%
Someone else 7 5% 6% -1%
None of these 36 28% 32% -4%