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To Trust or Not to Trust: John Axford, Milwaukee Brewers

To Trust or Not to Trust: John Axford, Milwaukee Brewers

Yesterday, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke announced that for the time being John Axford will be removed from the closer role and replaced by good ‘ol Francisco Rodriguez a.k.a KROD. The move was not a shocker being the season that Axford has had.  He is 16/22 in saves this season and six blown saves is the most he has ever had for an entire season, let alone half a season.  In fact, over the past two seasons, Axford … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, In-Season Analysis, John Axford, Milwaukee

Closer Daily Dish: Capps, Axford, Cordero, Rivera, Aceves

Closer Daily Dish: Capps, Axford, Cordero, Rivera, Aceves

It was a relatively quiet night for closers Monday, but there was some activity that owners were excited to see.  Almost all the closer activity was in the American League, so lets start there. Mariano Rivera notched his fourth save of the season Monday night in a 7-4 win over the Rangers. Rivera didn’t look like the 42-year old fading pitcher a lot of us expected.  He had a 1-2-3 inning on 13 pitches against … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alfredo Aceves, Daily Dish, Francisco Cordero, John Axford, Mariano Rivera, Matt Capps

2012 Player Profile: John Axford, Milwaukee Brewers

2012 Player Profile: John Axford, Milwaukee Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers are a team in disarray.  Their MVP Ryan Braun is facing a 90 game suspense and the other half of their offense left to Detroit.  Even Casey McGehee was traded making room for newly signed Aramis Ramirez. Now, with all that going on, the Brewers are still a team to be reckoned with.  They still mount a potent offense and a pitching staff that can easily give them 6 quality inning on most days.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: 2012 Player Profiles, John Axford