Entering the All-Star break, much is to like about the Mariners. Much is to panic about the Mariners too.
Despite a 22-6 run during May and June that made them the favorite for the second wild-card spot, the Mariners (58-39) have dropped eight of the past 11, including Sunday's 4-3 loss in Denver that completed a sweep for the 51-45 National League Rockies (box).
The slump puts them closer to the third-place Oakland A's than the first-place Astros. None of that bothers me. It's just baseball, and a real race.
What pisses me off is Robinson Cano.