A few impressions of the first half from a fan's perspective:
- Ichiro! continues to impress. Although he cooled off a bit in the last week, he's still ahead of the 2004 pace when he broke the single season hit record.
- Where would this team be without Raul Ibanez? He has continued to improve since coming back to Seattle.
- Sexson and Beltre. I have mixed feelings about these guys. They both have shown signs of life in the past few weeks - but they definitely aren't the impact players that we had hoped for.
- Why is Carl Everett still on the team?
- The pitching staff has, for the most part, been pretty good. Now that Eddie is gone, Pineiro and Mateo should be on Bavasi's list.
- Betancourt and Lopez. Wow!
- Hope to see some new faces in town over the next couple of weeks. The AL West is there for the taking.