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Postby dans2 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:13 am

I've gotten some offers for John Axford.. With K-Rod in town, should I worry???

My other closers are Kimbrel, Marmol, Walden.
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Re: Trade away Axford?? WHIR

Postby zacev » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:21 am

Nah, I wouldn't trade him... reports are that Axford is still the man, at least for now. What you do need to do though, is to go out and buy K-rod for a bargain price since he's now a set-up man for Axford. Of course, that's if you have a spot on your roster for a relief that's not going to contribute at all, with the exception of other relief pitchers having the day off. Good luck!
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Re: Trade away Axford?? WHIR

Postby MaudDib » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:58 am

What are the offers? You have closer depth so I would think about it. It wouldn't be the first time that a team has stated that so and so would be the closer and then change their mind. So if you are getting something decent, then make the move.
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Re: Trade away Axford?? WHIR

Postby dans2 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:34 am

I'm trying to buy K-Rod now, if not... I was offered Liriano, or Gio Gonzalez... He also has Shields and Cain, so I could try a package maybe..But would you straight up for Liriano or Gonzalez?
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Re: Trade away Axford?? WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:00 pm

Keep him. Krod has that contract issue with closing game.s.
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Re: Trade away Axford?? WHIR

Postby ROC AllStars » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:19 pm

I would probably look to make a move on Axford, but I don't think that Gio or Liriano are enough. I would go for a package deal surrounding Cain. Good luck!

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Re: Trade away Axford?? WHIR

Postby mpieco » Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:49 am

Matt Cain for Axford? That's not at all realistic.

I actually think getting a pitcher of Gio's value is fine for Axford. You do have three solid closers, so if you feel nervous, I would say Gio is good.

However, I really do think Ax will continue closing especially since K-Rod is due some kind of crazy bonus if he finishes "x" amount of games, and I think he's relatively close to reaching that "x" number. So he'll most likely be the set-up man, even if Ax falters here or there.
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Re: Trade away Axford?? WHIR

Postby MadDog36 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:55 am

I think he can close out 11 or so more games without the option vesting automatically.
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Re: Trade away Axford?? WHIR

Postby mzkp54 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:23 am

I would trade Axford for Gio. Unless in your league you need 4 closers to win saves, I think the 3 you'd be left with is a very good RP corp.

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Re: Trade away Axford?? WHIR

Postby copter » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:27 pm

Marmol isn't looking so solid so I'd be a bit concerned about him losing his job before Axford. In fact, today Marmol got the hold and Marshall got the save. Hopefully that's not indicative of what's to come or you may have to pick up Marshall.
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