Tue, 03 Dec 2013 08:40:12 -0800
The Baltimore Orioles are interested in free-agent RPs Edward Mujica (Cardinals) and John Axford (Cardinals).
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:07:29 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals non-tendered RP John Axford. They will tender deals to OF Jon Jay, INF Daniel Descalso and OF Peter Bourjos.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 06:18:50 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals are unlikely to tender RP John Axford a contract before the deadline Monday, Dec. 2.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 17:28:50 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RPs John Axford and Edward Mujica are not expected to be with the team next season.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:00:17 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals RP John Axford has worked with the coaching staff since being acquired late in the season to fix some of mechanics. He had an ERA of 1.74 in his final 13 outings in the regular season with the Cardinals and has a 1.59 ERA in two scoreless playoff appearances over 2 1/3 innings in the World Series. Before the trade, he had a 4.45 ERA in 62 outings with the Milwaukee Brewers. "There's a small specific thing that I won't mention, but it's something that a team that's scouting you will see, since they're trying to see if you're tipping pitches or doing something a little bit differently," Axford said. "They've been seeing it for the last few years, they've shared it with me and we've worked on it since."
Fantasy Tip: Unfortunately for Axford, he has very little chance of earning saves in St. Louis with Trevor Rosenthal locking down the spot late this season and into the postseason.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:52:15 -0700
The Milwaukee Brewers have received P Michael Blazek from the St. Louis Cardinals, to complete a trade for RP John Axford.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 11:48:46 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals have sent P Michael Blazek to the Milwaukee Brewers, to complete a trade for RP John Axford.
Fri, 30 Aug 2013 08:03:38 -0700
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired RP John Axford from the Milwaukee Brewers.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 18:16:32 -0700
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to bolster their bullpens, and Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford could be a target. The Tigers and Dodgers have both heavily scouted the Brewers, and the Brewers had scouts following the Dodgers' minor-league teams in recent days. Axford's $5 million salary has scared off some teams, but likely wouldn't be a problem for the Dodgers, and might not be for the Tigers, either.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 20:32:58 -0700
Following the departure of RP Francisco Rodriguez (Orioles), Milwaukee Brewers RP Ron Roenicke indicated Wednesday, July 24, that RPs Jim Henderson and John Axford might close games going forward. Both have closing experience from earlier this season. RP Mike Gonzalez could also be used against left-handed hitters as well. In the game against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, Henderson got the ball in the ninth for his 11th save, while Axford worked a perfect eighth inning.