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Fantasy Articles Featuring John Axford

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

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.

Rounding Third: Playoff Rankings

Jeff Erickson is favoring the Cardinals in his playoff ranks, meaning that Adam Wainwright is a fantastic target in your playoff pools.

MLB Barometer: This Is It

Manny Machado has a bright future, but he's really slowed down this September.

FAAB Factor - NL: When the Mujica Stops

Edward Mujica will temporarily be relieved of his closing duties. Jan Levine tells you who to pick up in his place over the final week of the season.

Sunday Lineup Card: Introducing Charlie Blackmon

FAAB Factor - NL: David Wright Returns

We used all of our restraint to avoid coming up with a pun on David Wright's name. Just realize that he's probably coming back this week.

FAAB Factor - NL: Mike Olt!

Mike Olt was a prominent part of the package received by the Cubs in the Matt Garza deal. He's at Triple-A Iowa right now, but could get the call in the near future. Jan Levine suggests a possible bid on him among the other NL candidates this week.

Wednesday Lineup Card: A New Yelich to Scratch

MLB Barometer: Home Run Derby Curse?

Yoenis Cespedes has been sidelined with a wrist injury since winning the Home Run Derby on Monday.

MLB Trade Deadline: About Time

With the non-waiver trade deadline looming, opportunity will knock for a number of young players. Nate Rowan takes a closer look.

Tuesday Lineup Card: The Grant Is Greener

Bernie On the Scene: What Should They Do - NL?

The Cubs have already traded Scott Feldman, but they have a number of moves upcoming, most notably dealing Matt Garza. Bernie Pleskoff breaks down the needs and resources of each NL team.

MLB Barometer: Falling Off

Dan Haren's struggles have continued to the point where the Nats had to put him on the DL. Howard Bender discusses Haren among his fallers this week.

In Some Depth: Potential Deadline Moves

Ricky Nolasco is on the growing list of players likely to be moved at the trade deadline next month. Ryan Eisner takes a look around the league at the potential fallout.

Mound Musings: More Arms Arriving

Michael Wacha turned in a sterling major-league debut, but long term, what should we expect from him and other prospect pitchers set to be called up?

Rounding Third: One Crazy Hour

Bryce Harper's departure from Sunday's game was part of a string of wild events that could have huge fantasy implications. We look at schedule nuances and FAAB results as well in this week's primer.