With a new baseball season quickly drawing near, prognosticators around the country have pulled out their crystal balls and have begun to make their predictions, both for individual players and the teams on which they play.
The problem is that predicting anything over the course of a 162-game season with any degree of accuracy, is nearly impossible, with injuries, trades and the wrath of the baseball gods often getting in the way of even the most informed and educated predictions.
Narrowing our scope down to MLB's opening week of action makes the task a bit less daunting.
From seasoned veterans to youngsters that are just getting their careers underway, the first week of the regular season will be filled with several prominent storylines that will continue throughout the regular season.
That said, here are 10 bold predictions for baseball's opening week.