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Poll: How should the Brewers approach the last month of the season?

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There’s debate on how the Brewers should face the playoff push. What do you think they should do?

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Previous Poll #1

Poll: How would you rate the Milwaukee Brewers management? (August 2018)

  • Out of 896 votes, GM David Stearns received an average rating of 7.25, with most voters giving Stearns a rating of 8.
  • Out of 876 votes, manager Craig Counsell received an average rating of 6.43, with most voters giving Counsell a rating of 8, though 7 was close behind.
  • Out of 823 votes, manager Craig Counsell’s batting lineups received an average rating of 6.93, with most voters giving the lineups a rating of 8, with 7 the second most chosen.
  • Out of 809 votes, manager Craig Counsell’s defensive lineups received an average rating of 7.04, with most voters giving the lineups a rating of 8.
  • Out of 845 votes, manager Craig Counsell’s bullpen management received an average rating of 5.44, with most voters giving the bullpen management a rating of 7, with 6 close behind. This also had the most varied voting, with each option getting at least 24 votes.

Previous Poll #2

Poll: What do you think of the Waiver Trade Deadline moves for the Brewers?

  • Out of 1053 votes, 94% approve of the acquisition of Xavier Cedeño.
  • Out of 1063 votes, 78% approve of the acquisition of Gio Gonzalez.
  • Out of 1068 votes, 61% approve of the acquisition of Curtis Granderson.

This Week’s Poll

There’s been a lot of discussion on how the Brewers should be playing as they are in the final month of their playoff push. How should the Brewers be approaching this? Should the best players be playing daily, or is rotating players the best way to handle it? Also, what do you think the Brewers focus should be as they go for a playoff spot? Vote in the polls below, then come discuss in the comments.

Poll

How should the Brewers be deploying their players this month? (Vote for the one that’s closest to how you think it should be done.)

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    The best players on this team should be playing as much as possible. Little to no concern needs to be given on rest.
    (398 votes)
  • 56%
    While the best players should be playing as much as possible, there should be some thought to rest. Get the bench 1-2 starts a week, use the bullpen evenly, and make sure the starting pitchers have some rest.
    (562 votes)
  • 2%
    It’s important for the team to be well-rested for a potential playoff run. Get the bench a good number of starts, don’t pitch bullpen pitchers back-to-back often, and skip a start for a starting pitcher here and there.
    (27 votes)
987 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What should be the focus of the playoff push?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Division Title & best NL record for home field advantage
    (406 votes)
  • 20%
    Division Title, though not necessarily best record in NL
    (191 votes)
  • 27%
    Top Wild Card spot, at least get home field for that game
    (258 votes)
  • 2%
    Just a Wild Card spot, even if it’s on the road
    (28 votes)
  • 5%
    Just finish strong, even if there’s no playoffs
    (55 votes)
938 votes total Vote Now