Vote: Assessing the Mariners at the All-Star break

The Seattle Mariners finished the first half of the season at 43-47, 17 1/2 games back in the AL West and four games out of a wild-card spot.

How would you grade their performance thus far? Who has been the team's MVP? What would you like to see the M's do at the trade deadline? Vote in the polls below:

Seattle kicks off the second half Friday with a three-game series against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field.