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BCB Tracking Poll - Results for Week 23

I mentioned in one of the Reds game threads that we typically see a lag between team performance and shifts in evaluations; we're seeing it in different phases this week. The community (N = 47) knocked Craig Counsell down to his second-lowest strong approval of the season this week, and took a few points off his regular approval for good measure, while commenters were becoming increasingly annoyed with his line-up and bullpen decisions. We also had Tyler Cravy return to the voter pool, as David Stearns picked up his first strong disapproval vote in months. On the other hand, after a near-sweep of the Nationals to end last week, playoff expectations are up and win expectations about even. If the Brewers faceplant against the Cubs this weekend, and especially if there are questionable managerial decisions, I expect Counsell to nosedive, but it's anyone's guess where his numbers go if it's a decent series.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the job Craig Counsell is doing as the manager of the Brewers?

                   Wk 23 Wk 22 Wk 21 Wk 20 Wk 19 Wk 18 Wk 17 Wk 16
Strongly approve     11%   18%   18%   16%   15%   13%   20%   12%
Approve              70%   73%   66%   68%   51%   59%   63%   77%
Disapprove            9%    4%    5%    7%   13%   12%   12%    2%
Strongly disapprove   4%    2%    2%    3%    5%    3%    2%    4%
Undecided             6%    4%    9%    7%   15%   13%    4%    6%

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the job David Stearns is doing as the general manager of the Brewers?

                   Wk 23 Wk 22 Wk 21 Wk 20 Wk 19 Wk 18 Wk 17 Wk 16
Strongly approve     53%   55%   41%   55%   54%   49%   51%   50%
Approve              45%   45%   57%   45%   44%   48%   47%   42%
Disapprove            0%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%    2%
Strongly disapprove   2%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%
Undecided             0%    0%    2%    0%    3%    3%    2%    4%

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3. How many games do you expect the Brewers to win in the 2017 regular season?

           Wk 23 Wk 22 Wk 21 Wk 20 Wk 19 Wk 18 Wk 17 Wk 16
65 or less    --    --    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%
66 to 70      --    0%    2%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%
71 to 75      2%    4%    2%    3%    0%    3%    2%    4%
76 to 80     13%   10%   21%   23%   13%   25%   18%   10%
81 to 85     70%   67%   64%   53%   74%   67%   73%   65%
85 to 90     15%   20%   11%   21%   13%    6%    8%   21%
91 or more    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%    0%

4. What percent chance do you give the Brewers of making the postseason this year?

             Wk 23 Wk 22 Wk 21 Wk 20 Wk 19 Wk 18 Wk 17 Wk 16
Less than 5     6%    4%    7%    6%    5%    9%    6%    4%
5 to 9          9%   16%   16%   19%   13%   19%    6%    2%
10 to 20       30%   35%   50%   42%   49%   45%   45%   27%
More than 20   55%   45%   27%   32%   33%   28%   43%   67%
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Mean           25%   21%   19%   21%   18%   17%   22%   34%

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5. Do you expect Ryan Braun to be traded during the coming offseason? (Aug and previous: "during the 2017 season")

            Sep   Aug   Jul   Jun   May   Apr
Yes         13%    0%    5%    0%   23%   16%
No          87%   95%   94%   93%   68%   80%
Undecided    0%    5%    2%    7%    9%    4%

6. When do you think the Brewers will next make the postseason?

                Sep   Aug   Jul   Jun   May   Apr
2017            17%    5%   23%    2%    2%    0%
2018            49%   59%   39%   56%   33%   16%
2019            26%   33%   35%   40%   54%   53%
2020             6%    3%    3%    2%    7%   24%
2021             2%    0%    0%    0%    2%    1%
2022 or later    0%    0%    0%    0%    2%    5%

7. Do you approve or disapprove of the decision to start Matt Garza against the Reds, to set the three top starters up for the Cubs?

Strongly approve     13%
Approve              47%
Disapprove           19%
Strongly disapprove   9%
Undecided            13%

8. How should the AAA playoffs affect the Brewers' call-ups?

Sky Sox call-ups should happen right away       19%
Only those expected to get significant Brewer
playing time should be brought up right away    72%
Sky Sox call-ups should wait until the team
is out of the AAA playoffs                       9%

9. Which additional players, if any, should the Brewers call up in September?

Taylor Jungmann     68%
Jorge López         34%
Kyle Wren           26%
Iván De Jesús Jr.   23%
Nate Orf            17%
Michael Blazek      15%
Tyler Cravy         13%
Yadiel Rivera       13%
Tyler Webb           6%
Bubba Derby          4%
Tim Dillard          4%
David Goforth        4%
Corbin Burnes        2%
Chris Colabello      2%
Freddy Peralta       2%
Wily Peralta         2%
Rob Scahill          2%
None                 4%

10. Should the Brewers bunt more?

Yes         30%
No          57%
Undecided   13%