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Fantasy Articles Featuring John Axford

Articles from RotoWire's fantasy archives that mention John Axford's name.

Thursday Lineup Card: Arenado Set To Return

Nolan Arenado (finger) is set to make his long-awaited return to the Rockies on Thursday. Meanwhile, those scrambling to replace the likes of Evan Gattis (back) and Carlos Ruiz (concussion) should give some consideration to the Orioles' Caleb Joseph.

Rounding Third: Week 11 Primer

Is chasing saves on the waiver wire a fool's game? Sadly, Jeff Erickson is just that fool in the NFBC this year, and this week he chased after the Diamondbacks' possible saves if Addison Reed's tired arm persists.

Mound Musings: Draft Day Pitching Preview

LSU's Aaron Nola is considered the most MLB-ready pitcher this year in a draft class that is rich in pitching prospects.

Sunday Lineup Card: Supersonic Saunders

Saturday Lineup Card: Where's Oswaldo?

Oswaldo Arcia hit another home run Friday, his second in five games since returning to the major league club.

Painting the Black: Stop the Madness!

Jensen Lewis begs, pleads and cajoles major league teams to have some patience with their closers, demonstrating the overwhelming advantage that teams have with a stable closer.

Mound Musings: Dealing with the Pain

As more and more pitchers, like Miami's Jose Fernandez, go under knife, fantasy owners have to learn how to deal with injuries.

MLB Barometer: House of the Reyes Sun

Jose Reyes' fortunes have turned considerably brighter since this unfortunate slide last season in Kansas City. See who else makes Vlad Sedler's risers and fallers this week.

Tuesday Lineup Card: No Way, Jose

Young Marlins ace Jose Fernandez surprisingly hit the DL on Monday and appears to be headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery.

FAAB Factor-AL: Wieters To The DL

Matt Wieters went to the DL on Sunday morning after being diagnosed with an elbow injury earlier in the week. Andrew Martinez evaluates his potential replacements.

Mound Musings: Prospects Watch - National League

Noah Syndergaard is getting his feet wet at Triple-A, but the day is coming soon when he will join the Mets rotation.

Tuesday Lineup Card: Embracing Danny Duffy All Over Again

MLB Barometer: Rizzo de Mayo

Vlad Sedler celebrates the return of Jack Bauer and the emergence of Anthony Rizzo, and details his bidding on C.J. Cron.

FAAB Factor - AL: Springer Came Early in Houston

George Springer was called up this week. He's the first elite prospect to earn a promotion, and fantasy players should be willing to spend big to get him.

Charging the Mound: Liss and Erickson Talk Baseball

What starting pitchers can we trust no matter what happened in their last outing?

FAAB Factor-AL: Injuries Creating Opportunities

Koji Uehara has been unavailable to pitch the last two games - Andrew Martinez suggests possible replacement options for him and Adrian Beltre, among others.

Saturday Lineup Card: Josmil Ticket

Josmil Pinto went deep again Friday, in his second start of the season at DH.

Behind the Numbers: Is Brandon Belt's Power for Real?

The answer to that and more as this week's edition tackles some early season observations.

Behind the Numbers: Closer Roulette

With four new closers already crowned, where will the closer wheel land next? Colorado's Rex Brothers might be a good bet.

RotoWire Roundtable: Late March Update

Aroldis Chapman has obviously fallen in our composite rankings. Who else saw major movement?

Collette Calls: AL LABR By the Numbers

Wil Myers was among the Helium Hitters in this year's AL LABR auction over the weekend. Jason Collette breaks down all sorts of data from the auction.

Mound Musings: AL Central Spotlight

Even a modest draft-day discount on Justin Verlander will prove valuable for fantasy owners this season.

Painting the Black: Five Setup Men To Watch

Jensen Lewis suggests that more has changed with Carlos Marmol than his location.

2014 Brewers Team Preview: A Braun-y Crew

After a tumultuous season missing Ryan Braun, young stars emerged in Carlos Gomez and Jean Segura. With a late addition of Matt Garza and the return of Braun, will the Brewers be back in contention in 2014?

2014 Cardinals Preview: The Fountain of Youth

The Cardinals churn out talent better than any organization in baseball. What will Michael Wacha do for an encore after an outstanding debut last season?

2014 Indians Team Preview: Contender Or Fluke?

The Indians made a brilliant return to the playoffs under Terry Francona in 2013. After a relatively quiet offseason, will they be able to put it together again in 2014?

NFBC Trends: Hating the Closers

Greg Ambrosius hates closers and the lack of stability at the position, and thus really is disappointed that Mariano Rivera has retired.

Breaking Down the Indians' Bullpen

Jensen Lewis, seen here in his pitching days with the Indians, now does broadcasting work for the team and has started to write for RotoWire. His first article discusses the Indians' rebuilt bullpen.

Collette Calls: Closing Time

Jason Collette looks around the league at each team's closing situation, including the added depth behind Koji Uehara in Boston.

Behind the Backstop: The Non-Tender Team

In this week's edition of Behind the Backstop, Tory Hernandez ponders the Angels' decision to non-tender Tommy Hanson at a time where the organization needs starting pitching.