i'll start with the oakland series
Ichiro - amazing. with a little luck.
Lopez - good again.
Ibanez - mr. consistency. wish a little bit of his consistency would rub off on the line-up following him.
Seriously, if someone had told you at the beginning of the year that ichiro was .300, jose was .300 and raul was .300 - would you still think we were a 15-24 team??
Sexson - seems to be getting back.
Everett - doing decently.
Johjima - doing decent - however initial hot start is a fond memory.
Reed - well, holding off for a few more games.
Bloomqist - decent - again, i don't really agree with leaving beltre out and having reed/blomqist in.
Betancourt - he's the man. only mariner along with jose who's overachieving right now.
Pineiro - Sucked. Listening to the first two innings was like listening to nails being scratched on cardboard.
Guardado - pretty good.
Soriano - pretty good.
I think overall we have excellent fielding in the infield and excellent 1-2-3 batting.
just the two small issues of
the middle of the order playing like little leaguers.
and the pitchers making every single freakin hitter in the league look like albert pujols.
well maybe they aren't small issues.
i didn't want to bring this up - however Jeff already did - how the hell does Scott speizio change from 'omg say bye bye to another rally opportunity' speizio to 'fills in for pujols and gets team a win' speizio. wtf.