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JOHN AXFORD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Athletics Add Axford, Revamp Bullpen Velocity

In his suite Tuesday afternoon, Billy Beane talked about making the most impact possible with the fewest dollars, something that would sound familiar any given year. And though his club’s bullpen was bad last year, he insisted it was a means by which they could get better this offseason without spending a lot. When the bullpen came up a third time, he sounded almost wistful about...
Via Fangraphs
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

John Axford to return to Milwaukee for film festival

It’s hella cliché, but…heeeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny! Current Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford is heading back to Beertown, but not as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers, but as part of the Milwaukee Film Festival. “I’ve been a part of the Milwaukee Film Festival the last four years and the last three years there’s been a John Axford Presents in there, so I do get...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 15, 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

New free agent John Axford offers up resume on Twitter for potential suitors

St. LOUIS -- John Axford wasn't offered a contract by the St. Louis Cardinals. Sad story, but it happens in baseball with multi-million dollar contracts on the line. Business is business, but it appeared as if the reliever was ready for the announcement before it was made. What to do on this 5 12 hour flight to San Diego? Perhaps I'll work on my resume... Just in case something...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

John Axford Turns Off Car Left Running, Pens Another Clever Note in Attempted Good Deed (Photo)

That John Axford is one swell guy. The Cardinals pitcher stumbled upon a car that was left running for too long on Tuesday afternoon so he took it upon himself to craft a witty note, turn off the vehicle and lock it up, taking the keys inside to the nearest business. While his intentions were honorable and Mother Nature would certainly give him a fist bump for his actions, the owner...
Via NESN.com
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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