JOHN AXFORD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Three up and three down: Indians and White Sox series

The Indians have played two series against division opponents. Even though we haven't reached the 10 percent mark of the season yet, the fact that they have dropped both is not a good start. Sunday in Chicago the Tribe took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the ninth before John Axford gave up a two-run, walk-off homer to Alexei Ramirez. After coming in with a 14-game winning streak...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lots of rain and some clutch bats in Tribe’s loss to Chicago

Indians (6-7): 3       White Sox (7-6): 4 WP: M. Lindstrom (1-1) LP: J. Axford (0-1) The Indians dropped the series finale to the Chicago White Sox in a heartbreaker that saw late-inning comebacks from both teams. It was Michael Brantley who got the scoring going in the fourth inning on a first pitch solo homer off the left handed Jose Quintana. Brantley continued to swing a...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
6 days ago  |  Discuss

John Axford finally recieves his Rolaids Relief Award…from 2011

Indians closer John Axford is off to a good start. He is four for four in save opportunities after getting the save in the first half of the Tribe doubleheader on Wednesday. He is trying to bounce back from a bad 2013. Axford’s best season by far came in 2011 when he saved 46 games while posting a 1.95 ERA. He allowed only four home runs in over 73 innings pitched for the Brewers...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  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

John Axford nails 100 percent of his Oscar predictions

While most of the internet was busy retweeting Ellen DeGeneres' picture of the cool kids' lunch table, some of us were following John Axford's Academy Award picks. For the fourth time in as many years, the new closer for the Cleveland Indians has predicted the winners...and much like his breakout 2011 season for the Milwaukee Brewers, dude has had some decent success...
Via Hall of Very Good
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
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