Well, now that the halfway point of the MLB season has arrived, I find it appropriate to go back and review those predictions to see how well my career as a fortune teller will go.
For those of you who don't follow the team religiously, the team has been nothing short of a disappointment. Not only are they last in the NL East, but they're 12 games back and falling quickly out of the second Wild Card race.
Part of the problem has been the pitching staff, one plagued by injuries and underwhelming performances.
From Cliff Lee's 0-5 start to Roy Halladay's DL stint to Joe Blanton's mediocrity, the only bright spot on the staff has been Cole Hamels—and he could be gone with the blink of an eye.
The bullpen, unfortunately, hasn't been much better (with the exception of closer Jonathan Papelbon)(more on that later).
The offense, while still below the standards of the 2008 World Series club, has re-bounded as of late fueled by the resurgence of Hunter Pence and the consistent bat of Carlos Ruiz.
Without further ado, here are my five bold predictions and their results at the halfway point of the 2012 season!