John Axford lost his 9th inning job with the Brewers for suckitude (yes, that fake word does apply in this situation). While the demotion was warranted, it is by no means certain that Axford won't return to the 9th inning at some point. Here are the facts.
(1) Teams have long memories. Axford had 70 saves over the past two years, including 46 in 48 chances last season.
(2) Though struggling with walks (4.93 per nine), he is also sporting a career best 12.21 K/9 mark, and his 1.55 GB/FB ratio would also be a career best.
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