Forget about what's probable, popular and expected from the second half of the 2013 MLB season as we explore bold possibilities. Some of these predictions take rumors and historical trends into consideration while rejecting them in other instances.
Please do not take them too seriously. Remember the January 1 edition? Five of the 30 predictions have already been proven wrong, and most others have virtually no chance of working out either.
With that said, let's give credit where credit is due.
Manny Machado does indeed look like an AL All-Star, even at a stacked position. The Chicago Cubs could potentially finish the season without a 10-game winner. There are decent odds that the Cleveland Indians actually place second in the AL Central, and barring a minor miracle, Ike Davis will slug fewer than 20 home runs.
Nailing those storylines wasn't all blind luck.
Try to hide your surprise when many of these updated prophecies come true too.