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!
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.
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."- Douglas Adams
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.
(In reference to an Aaron Hill for David Price swap)
mpieco wrote: You're my new hero if that gets accepted.
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.