As we approach the end of June, I think it's safe to say that the Seattle Mariners are probably not going to the World Series or, for that matter, the postseason.
Going into this season, a wild-card spot or even the more modest goal of sniffing at .500 seemed plausible, but with the M's 11 games under, you get the feeling that fans are ready to call it quits on the team for 2013 in a competitive sense.
Yet before we all move on to the second half of the season, I figured it might be worthwhile to take stock of the situation and see who the M's biggest winners and losers are from the first half.
The focus here is not on everyone so much as the handful of key figures who have seen the most success or, in some cases, not.
Some of the names here may not come as much of a shock, but what may surprise you is which players I thought would be considered winners versus losers going back to the beginning of the season.
Crazy to think that in a span of a few months, potential losers have become winners and vice versa. But let's keep in mind it's only been three months, and there is a lot of baseball left to play.