It's the MLB All-Star break, which means the players are getting much-needed rest after watching Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Pete Alonso do the things they do best in the Home Run Derby. A's All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman witnessed it first hand, falling to Vlad Jr. in the first round fo the competition.
But don't get too comfortable.
July hosts the trade deadline, which means plenty of moves will be made. And there's still plenty of baseball left to be played to make things interesting.
With that being said, let's take a look at some bold predictions for the green and gold in the second half of the season.