Kevin Kaduk of Yahoo’s Big League Stew joins the show to preview the MLB playoffs which FINALLY start today.

Kaduk and I go league by league and series by series to try and guess which teams will come out of the LDS round. After all that prognosticating, we eventually get into a conversation about how stupid prognostications are and how nobody should hold us to any of our picks.

(Except one pick, maybe. Image via Phillies Twitter feed)

That being said, I think I’m going with the Yankees only because I picked them at the beginning of the season and I want to be right. I think I actually “feel” like the Twins are the better team, and with home field, will win the series. So I’m on the fence. Kaduk is not, as he’s going with the Twins.

Neither of us give the Rangers much chance after Cliff Lee, who has to go against the Rays ace David Price.

In the NL, we talk about the Phillies and Reds and whether or not the young Reds have any chance. In a word…no. At least according to Kaduk. I don’t think it’ll be a sweep, but I just don’t see how the Reds can beat Halladay, Hamels and Oswalt three times in five tries. It just doesn’t seem very likely.

In the other series, we both picked the Giants and I went so far as to suggest it will be a sweep. I know they won more than 90 games, but something about the Atlanta Braves does not scream “playoff team” to me. This may be Bobby Cox’s finest managerial season.

Games start today. We’ll be on Twitter, so follow along.