5 Bold Predictions for the Philadelphia Phillies' 2nd Half of the Season

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5 Bold Predictions for the Philadelphia Phillies' 2nd Half of the Season
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It is almost never the umpire's fault, Ryan Howard.

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.

To put that in perspective, Bovada considers the following underwhelming teams more likely than the Phillies to win it all: the San Diego Padres, the Colorado Rockies and the Kansas City Royals.

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.

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