After 162 games, the Major League Baseball postseason is finally here.

The 2010 playoffs has it all, from powerhouses like the Yankees and Phillies, to upstart teams like the Braves and Giants.

The games start Wednesday when the Texas Rangers travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays, followed by the Reds against the Phillies, and the Yankees against the Twins.

But before the first pitch has even been thrown, it already looks like some teams have positioned themselves as early favorites to play in the World Series.

Of course, that’s why the games are played. If everything happened the way it was supposed to, then the predictability of it all would stop millions of fans from watching the game.

My predictions might be a little out of the norm, but not impossible. After all, anything can happen in October.

Here are my MLB playoff predictions, and a look at which teams will have the easiest path to the World Series.

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