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JOHN AXFORD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Triple Play: Adrian Gonzalez, Brett Cecil, John Axford

If you’re like me, the wait for the first meaningful baseball games since Game 7 of the World Series was almost interminable. Happily, the 2015 season is finally here, and the Triple Play is back again for your reading entertainment. In this season’s first installment, we look at a power-hitting first baseman, a deposed closer who probably shouldn’t have been closing to begin...
Via i70baseball
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies place Axford on family medical emergency list

DENVER (AP) The Colorado Rockies have placed reliever John Axford on the family medical emergency list so he can tend to his young son, who was bitten by a rattlesnake last month in Arizona. Axford said Sunday that his son recently had surgery on his right foot to remove necrotic tissue and will be flown to Denver for more treatment. He says the toes of 2-year-old Jameson ''look...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford’s 2-Year-Old Son Bitten By Rattlesnake, Might Lose Toe

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford’s 2-year-old son is improving following a rattlesnake bite. Jameson Axford remained hospitalized for an eighth straight day, but Axford said Wednesday his son was able to sleep through the night as he deals with pain. Doctors have saved his right foot, but there is fear one of his toes may need...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Son of Rockies' Axford in stable condition after snake bites

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) The 2-year-old son of Colorado Rockies pitcher John Axford is in stable condition a week after getting bitten twice by a rattlesnake. Axford has not been with the Rockies since his son went to the hospital for anti-venom treatment last Wednesday. A second round of treatment was needed a few days later due to the excessive amount of venom found. Doctors have...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford’s Streak Comes to an End

You just knew the streak had to end. After going 18-for-18 predicting the Academy Award winners a year ago, John Axford had a steep hill to climb Sunday night if he wanted to duplicate his performance. Plus, the Colorado Rockies reliever did himself no favors by upping the ante and including all 24 categories up for an Oscar. So…how’d he do? I am not angry at all that Birdman...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitcher John Axford Snaps Perfect Oscar Predictions Streak, Loses Bet

John Axford pitched a perfect game at the Oscars last year, but the hits came early and often this time around. The Colorado Rockies relief pitcher and film buff drew headlines in 2014 when he amazingly went a perfect 18-for-18 in his predictions for Oscar winners. Naturally, Axford decided to try his hand again in 2015 but upped the ante this time, offering...
Via NESN.com
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

John Axford beats D-backs mascot in rock, paper, scissors

Your browser does not support iframes.Cleveland Indians closer John Axford defeated Arizona Diamondbacks mascot D. Baxter the Bobcat in a quick game of rock, paper, scissors before Wednesday's game at Chase Field.Axford and the D-backs mascot both chose paper and rock in the first and second rounds, but Axford sealed the win in the third round by choosing scissors while D. Baxter...
Via Holdout Sports
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Axford perfect on Oscars predictions

If John Axford can pitch for the Indians like he can make Oscars predictions, it could be a successful season. Axford, who has posted his predictions on Facebook since 2011, successfully picked every winner from Sunday night's Academy Awards in the 18 categories where he made a prediction. Said Axford on his Twitter feed after "12 Years a Slave" won Best Picture: "WOW!!!!!!!!!!!...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford was tipping pitches in Milwaukee

John Axford, new Cleveland Indians closer, might have to thank the St. Louis Cardinals for potentially reviving his career. The National Post, a Toronto publication, had an article on Sunday about the Canadian’s “pivotal, profitable” late-season stint with the Cardinals in 2013. MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian retweeted the article on Twitter. Per the article, after the late August...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford non-tender opens familiar hole for St. Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals accomplished many of their offseason goals within the first month of the offseason, but their latest decision once again opened up what has been a perennial issue in their bullpen. The Cardinals decided Monday to non-tender, or not offer a contract, to 31-year-old righthanded relief pitcher John Axford. Axford was the one player on the roster to suffer that...
Via i70baseball
December 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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