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Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention John Axford's name.
February 2, 2016
Collette Calls: AL Closers in Waiting
Jason Collette looks at the stats to break down each American League bullpen to find the likely next man up for each team this season.
January 22, 2016
Picks and Pans: Gray Skies Ahead?
In his annual season preview, Joe Sheehan makes the case for avoiding Sonny Gray in 2016. Who else is he picking and panning this season?
September 20, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Don't Be Wrong About Wainwright
Adam Wainwright could return during the final weeks of the season, but even if he doesn't, don't forget about picking him up now for 2016, writers RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
September 13, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Souza's On
Rays outfielder Steven Souza is Monday's Recommended Pickup after Tampa Bay activated him from the DL following a hand injury.
September 10, 2015
Friday Lineup Card: Third Time's A Charm For Vidal Nuno?
Now with his third team in as many years, Vidal Nuno may have found a home in Seattle where he’s pitched quite well out of the bullpen for the Mariners.
August 23, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Wright Back
David Wright is finally ready to return, and RotoWire's top Mets fan Jan Levine is excited. How much should you bid on the returning star? Find out in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
August 21, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Don't Sleep On Dietrich
Chris Benzine discusses Derek Dietrich's success since joining the Marlins, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
August 20, 2015
Mound Musings: He's a Keeper!
Brad Johnson looks at potential keepers for 2016, including Kevin Gausman, who can still be a true top-of-the-rotation starter.
August 18, 2015
Umpire Analysis: Umpire Analysis
Christopher Olson analyzes this week's umpire matchups and finds a winner in Chicago's Jose Quintana.
August 13, 2015
Mound Musings: Going to the Bullpen
Brad Johnson on changing relief situations and how bullpens are setting up for the stretch drive.
August 9, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: Bourn Again in Atlanta
Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher have been traded to Atlanta, but are they worth FAABing this week? RotoWire's Jan Levine on the trade and more in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
August 6, 2015
Mound Musings: New Faces in New Places
Brad Johnson continues his examination of the trade deadline deals and how David Price and the rest will fare in their new homes.
August 2, 2015
FAAB Factor - NL: A Cespedes for the Rest of Us
Jan Levine reviews this week's FAAB bids, which are choke full of fallout from the trade deadline, including the arrival of Yoenis Cespedes in Queens.
July 31, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: The Deadline Has Passed
Chris Benzine discusses Alex Wilson's new role as the likely closer for the Tigers, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
July 30, 2015
Mound Musings: Trade Winds
Brad Johnson analyzes the Cueto, Hamels, Kazmir and Tulowitzki trades and what it means for fantasy owners.
July 27, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Tulo-ronto
After a decade in Colorado, Troy Tulowitzki was stunningly moved to a new home late Monday night, as he'll join the Blue Jays' star-studded lineup
MLB Barometer: Staying Focused
Vlad Sedler cautions against premature NFL obsession - you've got a baseball league to win!
July 24, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Another Mets Prospect Promoted
July 20, 2015
Tuesday Lineup Card: Cheer Rios
Alex Rios's 2015 season has been characterized by injury and disappointment, but there's light at the end of the tunnel.
July 9, 2015
Bats & Balls: A Bullpen Walk-Through
David Regan offers up a status report on the closer situations for all 30 teams, including the woeful Reds who might be tempted to deal Aroldis Chapman.
July 5, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Santana Sharp in Return Sunday
Twins starter Ervin Santana allowed two runs on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in his return from suspension Sunday against the Royals.
July 4, 2015
Collette Calls: Managing Second-Half Expectations
Jason Collette looks at recent history to find some realistic projections for fantasy categories in the second half. For example, how many home runs should you expect from a player in the second half?
July 3, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Happy Fourth of July
Chris Benzine discusses Alejandro De Aza's recent hot streak and why you should consider him in some formats, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
July 2, 2015
Mound Musings: Know When to Hold ‘Em
Brad Johnson is expecting big second-half performances from some slow-starting pitchers.
June 30, 2015
Wednesday Lineup Card: Don't Dig Your Own Grave
June 26, 2015
Saturday Lineup Card: Could Do Well With Welington
Chris Benzine discusses why Welington Castillo could be worth a look if you're in need of a catcher, plus more in Saturday's lineup card.
June 14, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Man in the Bux
Byron Buxton made his MLB debut Sunday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the Twins' 4-3 win over the Rangers.
FAAB Factor - NL: Spending your (Ci)shekels
Steve Cishek is back in Miami, but he’s not closing yet. Is it worth speculating that he’ll regain his role? All that and more from RotoWire's Jan Levine in this week's NL FAAB Factor.
May 31, 2015
Monday Lineup Card: Preston Tucker Must Hit Third
RotoWire's Ryan Rufe is impressed by Astros rookie Preston Tucker, who should be owned in more fantasy leagues.
May 20, 2015
Thursday Lineup Card: Axford No Longer Forgotten
The Rockies have only given John Axford two save chances since April 27, although Axford was quite successful and locked down both chances without issue.
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