- Jim Bowden, ESPN Insider
With the first pitch of the 2015 season coming Sunday night as the Chicago Cubs take on the St. Louis Cardinals on ESPN2, it's time for my annual "bold predictions" for the upcoming season. Let's take a look at 10 things I believe will or will not happen.
The Phillies might just wait until late July before dealing their most valuable asset and most important player in their rebuilding process, Hamels. The longer they wait, the higher the trade value should become as long as Hamels stays healthy and pitches well. The Red Sox have the best farm system of the interested teams but to date have balked at including either Mookie Betts or Blake Swihart in a package to land him.