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JOHN AXFORD RUMORS & GOSSIP

John Axford reclaims role as Rockies' closer

Two weeks after being relegated from the Rockies' closer role, John Axford will be on the mound attempting to save games again. Manager Walt Weiss told reporters before the Rockies' game on Tuesday that Axford has been reinstated as the team's closer after pitching two weeks in a late-relief role. "He went through some tough times," Weiss said. "But he righted the ship. So I'll plug...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Walt Weiss names Tommy Kahlne Rockies' interim closer

With John Axford temporarily relegated from the Colorado Rockies' closer role, manager Walt Weiss won't name a long-term replacement for Axford, but revealed which reliever will be given a chance to close out games for the Rockies in the interim. Weiss said Saturday that righty Tommy Kahlne will be given a shot as the Rockies' closer in Axford's absence, but stressed that there's...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Axford, Rockies literally walk off in loss to Cardinals

As a guy who allowed just one earned run from April 8 until June 17, these past six weeks must have been agony for John Axford. The closer who was virtually unhittable in his first 20 games, compiling a .047 ERA and .162 batting average against to go along with one win and 12 saves, can’t seem to buy an out these days. Heck, he’s having a hard time even getting strikes at this...
Via Mile High Sports
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies trade rumors: John Axford edition

There is now a mere 13 days left until the Major League Baseball trade deadline, and it is crunch time for the teams that need impact acquisitions. As I have said week after week, the Colorado Rockies are one of these teams. Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez are naturally the two players that they will receive the most out of, but they cannot be the only option for the trade block...
Via isportsweb.com
July 19, 2015  |  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
April 01, 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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