Between the comings and goings in basketball and the upcoming football season, you could be forgiven for forgetting that baseball has reached the All-Star break. Seattle fans have not forgotten, considering their team is in prime position for a playoff berth after they were written off at the start of the season.
How the Seattle Mariners have gotten to the break with a 51-44 record lies in the hands of one of the best starting pitching staffs in the majors, led by King Felix Hernandez and followed by impressive seasons thus far for Chris Young and Hisashi Iwakuma. Now we look at the best and worst for Seattle and its affiliates at this point in the year.
Seattle Top Hitter: Robinson Cano
Seattle’s twenty-four million dollar man has not exactly put up the numbers one would expect for that kind of salary, but has still been the most consistent hitter for the Mariners. Being away from the hitter-friendly short porch at Yankee Stadium and into the pitcher’s paradise that is Safeco Fi...