Originally written August 09, 2013 on The Sports Post:
American League fans who do not know who A.J. Griffin is should probably do some homework. Griffin is that Oakland A's starter with the flowing golden locks who fits in more on the set of Anchorman than on a baseball field. However, Griffin is the key to the Oakland rotation and will prove his worth once the playoffs roll around. The A's rotation really does lack an ace and when the playoffs are in town, aces are what dominate series. I know you are thinking that Bartolo Colon is an ace right about now, but I just know that he will not be able to keep up this act all season.  I'm not saying he will crash and burn, but Colon will not continue being THE guy all year. His heavy doses of fastballs will not be able to withstand the best offenses in the game at an ace level. It's definitely possible, but I have my doubts. So, assuming Brett Anderson will get hurt again once he comes back -- which is a fair assumption considering his track record with the disabled list ...
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