I think it's fair to say that a week ago, most people were expecting better than a 2-5 roadtrip. Especially going into Baltimore and Tampa/St. Pete. Guess that's why they play the games. :)
And although the situation is not particularly encouraging at the moment, I also think that it may be a bit premature for much wailing and gnashing of teeth. For all the bad results, the M's have only been a good break or two away from winning most of the games that they have played. Having said that, I think the homestand beginning today is critical. Go M's!!