Five predictions likely to come true for this Phillies team would be pretty easy to make.
According to online betting site Bovada (which we purposely do not link to), the Phillies' odds to win the World Series have plummeted from the preseason level of 16-1 to 66-1.
With the writing so clearly scrawled on so many walls, the Phillies are almost certainly going to move some veterans at the trade deadline and bring some kids up for the last couple months of the season.
Those are not bold predictions.
Personally, predictions are not my favorite assignment anyway, since if predictions were a strength for me my living could just come from gambling instead of, you know, work.
As such, the following predictions are, admittedly, quite unlikely to happen as written.
But there is just enough truth in each of them to make them viable, at least for the purposes of discussion.