Call it bravado, call it hubris, call it naivete. Whatever. On WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Morning Show this morning, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine asserted that his was a "playoff" team. When challenged that the Carmine Hose would have to go 34-17 just to get to 89 wins, he went on: "...we can do better than that. I don't think that's so optimistic..." Valentine also tried to downplay SnitchGate II by denying that any player went "up the back stairs" to ownership to drop a dime on him. So, all is wonderful on Yawkey Way. No big deal. Headed to the playoffs. PLAYOFFS!!!???!!!