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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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Axford out as Tribe closer

Saving nine games in eleven opportunities isn’t usually a recipe for being booted as a MLB closer. For John Axford, it was enough. Indians skipper Terrry Francona revealed that Axford is no longer the Indians’ primary closer while speaking with media prior to Saturday’s contest vs. Tampa Bay. Francona made the decision to remove Axford from the closing role to go to a committee...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians Remove John Axford From Closing Role

The Cleveland Indians have removed relief pitcher John Axford as the team's closer. In 14 2/3 innings so far this season, Axford has a 4.91 ERA and a WHIP of 1.77. Axford has converted 9 of his 11 save opportunities but has given up 13 hits and 13 walks in less than 15 innings.Manager Terry Francona said that the Indians will use a closer by committee for the time being. Bryan...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

John Axford allowing fans to pick warm-up music

For an athlete, warm-up music can be a key part of their routine, especially as a relief pitcher. John Axford of the Cleveland Indians is giving fans a chance to have their say in what song he takes the mound to this season. Axford tweeted out Friday night that fans can vote on which song he uses as a warm-up for the 2014 season. Here is the complete list of your voting options....
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 22, 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: "...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Realistic expectations for John Axford in 2014

On October 31, 2013, the Cleveland Indians released their controversial closer Chris Perez. The energetic Perez struggled tremendously down the stretch in 2013, and his struggles on the field, along with all the off-the-field drama, made the Indians decide it was time to part ways with the two-time All-Star. This left the Indians looking for someone to fill the closer’s role for...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
February 17, 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

Free agent John Axford tweets funny personal ad for his services

Milwaukee Brewers, err St. Louis Cardinals, err, free agent relief pitcher John Axford has always been known as a goofball and one of the more hilarious Twitter users since the explosion of the social media platform.  After being non-tendered (i.e. released) by the St. Louis Cardinals, Axford decided to use Twitter for a personal ad.  Check it out (via @johnaxford): MST (Man Seeking...
Via Reading Between The Seams
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

John Axford to Cardinals; Reaction from the Cardinals side

(Image: host.madison.com) 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'...
Via Brewers Bar
August 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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