Axford's invaluable time with Cards 

January, 13, 2014
Jan 13
10:15
AM ET


Reliever John Axford saved 81 games from 2011-2012 for the Milwaukee Brewers, but performed so poorly in 2013 that he lost his closer job and was ultimately traded away to the St. Louis Cardinals at the end of August. That deal may very well end up helping the Cleveland Indians in 2014.