4-2 without Ichiro and with Morrow having his spring training in April. Bedard looking completely healthy in his first start. The outfield defense living up to their advanced billing. Junior drawing walks and hitting homers off of LHPs. The middle relievers slamming the door in close games.
The first six games couldn’t have gone much better for the M’s. There’s a pretty good chance they head into their first day off at 5-2, and look at adding Ichiro to a first place roster.
I’m curious to see how long it takes Seattle to get excited about this team. There was so much cynicism about the M’s ownership, and expectations were low heading into the season. How long do they have to play well until people start to realize that they may have underestimated this group?
A week isn’t long enough, obviously. But what if they’re still in first place at the end of April? At what point do the people who thought this team would win 70 games say “hey, you know, they aren’t bad”?