Well its hard to believe but the 2006 MLB season is nearing the middle. What is your assesment so far? Who will be in the pennant races at the end of the summer? Who are the playoff contenders? I will say that by now, Detroit is deffinetly "for real". Sweeping the Cards (yes! yes! yes!) was no easy feat. Right now the Mets look like the power of the NL with a shot at winning the world series. I wouldn't count out St. Louis and Huston though since they can turn things up a notch through the second half of the season. In the AL, the PaleSox tongue3: ) Tigers, Yankees, Boston, and Blue Jays all look like legit contenders, oh and Oakland could be a strong team in the second half of the season. Here is what I see happening: The Mets take the NL east hands down, the Cards just mangage to win the central, and in the up-for-grabs NL west, the Dodgers just squeak by to win the pennant. The NL wildcard race is btw the Reds and the Padres with the Reds getting it. In the AL east, Boston wins, in the Central either the Tigers or palesox, with the second place team taking the AL wildcard- yes thats right folks no Yankees in the the playoffs! In the AL west Oakland edges out Texas. Well thats how I see it the second half of the season playing out. What say you?