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MILWAUKEE -- Though many were shocked by the news, a few of John Axford's now former teammates completely understand the business side of the former closer's trade to St. Louis.
A leader in the bullpen and in the clubhouse, Axford's presence will be missed by those he impacted the most.
"Pretty shocking, but great opportunity for him," Brewers closer Jim Henderson said. "I'm really excited for him. He's a good friend and was a good teammate throughout his time here. I'm excited he will be back in the playoffs. Too bad it's with the Cardinals."
Not only did Henderson and Axford have lockers next to each other, but the two Canadian relievers became close friends despite one losing his job to the other. Axford learned a lot of his professional habits from legendary closer Trevor Hoffman and repaid the debt by passing what he learned on to Henderson.
"It's hard to explain (what he meant to me)," Henderson said "He to...
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With the news that the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Brewers reliever John Axford, it’s the perfect time to check in with our friend Daniel Shoptaw of C70 At The Bat, and discern how the trade comes across from the Redbirds’ perspective.
The Brewers Bar: Axford has been a lightning rod for Brewers fans and Cardinals fans. Now that he'...
The up-and-down journey of John Axford's career with the Milwaukee Brewers has come to an end. Milwaukee traded its former closer to St. Louis on Friday in exchange for a player to be named later.
Axford, 30, is 6-7 with a 4.45 ERA this season in 62 appearances out of the bullpen for the Brewers. Much like last season, Axford has seen periods of dominance mixed with extended...
Can you think of a better pitcher in Brewers history than John Axford?
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Can you think of a better reliever in Brewers history than John Axford?
Most definitely. He had his stretches, but there have been others who have matched them and others who have beat them. (I think. I didn't really do...
It always seems like the Cardinals are looking for bullpen help by the time August rolls around, and this year isn't any different -- St. Louis is acquiring John Axford from Milwaukee for a player to be named later.
The 30-year-old Axford is having a second straight up-and-down season, currently carrying a 4.45 ERA in 54.2 innings. That ERA was at 9.20 on May 15 before going...
The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired right-handed reliever John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later.
The 30-year-old Axford is expected to join the Cardinals on Friday night when they begin a seven-game road trip in Pittsburgh.
St. Louis general manager John Mozeliak calls Axford ''a reliever that offers experience as both a setup...
The Milwaukee Brewers have traded right-handed reliever and former closer John Axford to the St. Louis Cardinals for a player to be named later, the teams have announced.
#STLCards have acquired right-handed reliever @JohnAxford from the @Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later. Axford will wear 34.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) August 30, 2013
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals traded for a Brewers right-hander Friday morning, but he was not old friend Kyle Lohse.
The price for John Axford, though, does not figure to cost the Cardinals nearly as much as a deal would for Lohse. The Cardinals will send the Brewers a player to be named for Axford, who is making 5 million this year and will be eligible for arbitration in the off...
Looks like former Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford will be turning around and heading back to PNC Park.
Axford who packed his bags along with his former Brewers teammates last night and appeared headed for the charter flight back to Milwaukee is set to join the Cardinals today back at PNC Park for the start of a three-game series against the Pirates.
The Cardinals acquired...
BREAKING - The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player to be named later, according to Kary Booher of the Springfield News Leader.
Axford, the once mighty closer for the Brewers, has served as the team’s eighth-inning guy for the majority of the 2013 season. His performance has been far from his former, dominant self...
The St. Louis Cardinals have added another arm to their bullpen. On Friday the Cardinals acquired John Axford, formerly of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Axford, acquired for a player to be named later, had appeared in 62 games for the Brewers compiling a 4.45 ER and a 1.55 WHIP.
Some may be surprised to see the Brewers trading with a division rival but general manager Doug Melvin thought...
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The St. Louis Cardinals acquired former Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford in a trade to strengthen their bullpen.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Michael Blazek has been traded to the Milwaukee Brewers, finalizing a trade deal announced Friday in which the Cardinals acquired right-handed reliever John Axford.
Milkwaukee had placed a waiver claim on Blazek, a 24-year-old right-hander, who was 0-0 with a 6.97 ERA in 11 appearances for St. Louis this season.
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers acquired right-handed reliever Michael Blazek from the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday as the player to be named later in the John Axford trade.
Blazek, 24, was a 35th round pick of the Cardinals in the 2007 first-year player draft and made his major-league debut this season. He will join the Brewers in time for Monday afternoon's series opener...