"It's about this time that people start using sentences beginning with, "If the playoffs started today..." to discuss where a certain team would finish or which teams would play each other in the first round of the playoffs. A recent discussion on a local sports talk radio show centered on that idea, asking which Cardinals starter would start the first game of a playoff series if said series began in July. I think the question is as asinine today as I did when I first heard it. This isn't multiple choice. It's barely even a discussion. The answer is Adam Wainwright."