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(Deadspin)   Cleveland Indians closer John Axford pitches a perfect Oscar prediction game. 18 up, 18 down   (deadspin.com) divider line 20
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2014-03-03 06:43:00 AM  
No offense, but this was the most predictable Oscars ever.
 
2014-03-03 06:44:23 AM  
And here's a prediction for Mr Axford: He will not be getting a World Series ring while playing in Cleveland.
 
2014-03-03 08:33:48 AM  
Somebody has a lot of time on their hands.
 
2014-03-03 08:33:52 AM  
maybe this year, in honor of the mr peabody movie, he can get in the wayback machine to 2011 when he knew how to pitch

/why did you pick him up indians, why?
 
2014-03-03 08:39:14 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: maybe this year, in honor of the mr peabody movie, he can get in the wayback machine to 2011 when he knew how to pitch

/why did you pick him up indians, why?


The Perez collapses were hilarious and they're clearly trying to top that
 
2014-03-03 08:49:57 AM  
I put a picture of Axford on my bedroom door, it never closes now
 
2014-03-03 08:51:15 AM  
I miss the Ax man. And that 'stache.
 
2014-03-03 09:13:03 AM  
Wow. That is interesting.
 
2014-03-03 09:18:04 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: maybe this year, in honor of the mr peabody movie, he can get in the wayback machine to 2011 when he knew how to pitch

/why did you pick him up indians, why?


The Indians have been real big the past 10 years or so on potentially low-risk, high-reward signings like these. Occasionally, they misfire (Brett Myers, anyone?) but they've usually worked out pretty well (Scott Kazmir, Kevin Millwood, hell, even Carl Pavano was good in his half-season for the Tribe).
 
2014-03-03 09:28:56 AM  

NotoriousW.O.P: Dead for Tax Reasons: maybe this year, in honor of the mr peabody movie, he can get in the wayback machine to 2011 when he knew how to pitch

/why did you pick him up indians, why?

The Indians have been real big the past 10 years or so on potentially low-risk, high-reward signings like these. Occasionally, they misfire (Brett Myers, anyone?) but they've usually worked out pretty well (Scott Kazmir, Kevin Millwood, hell, even Carl Pavano was good in his half-season for the Tribe).


not much choice with the budget they have.  now they have jimenez to add to that list (traded for, but pomeranz hasn't done crap in colorado).  after being shiat for the first 1.5 years with them he turns it around last year and ditches them for some big balto money.  let's see how that pans out for the o's now
 
2014-03-03 09:35:10 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: NotoriousW.O.P: Dead for Tax Reasons: maybe this year, in honor of the mr peabody movie, he can get in the wayback machine to 2011 when he knew how to pitch

/why did you pick him up indians, why?

The Indians have been real big the past 10 years or so on potentially low-risk, high-reward signings like these. Occasionally, they misfire (Brett Myers, anyone?) but they've usually worked out pretty well (Scott Kazmir, Kevin Millwood, hell, even Carl Pavano was good in his half-season for the Tribe).

not much choice with the budget they have.  now they have jimenez to add to that list (traded for, but pomeranz hasn't done crap in colorado).  after being shiat for the first 1.5 years with them he turns it around last year and ditches them for some big balto money.  let's see how that pans out for the o's now


I think Baltimore will be sorely disappointed that Ubaldo didn't come with Mickey Callaway (the Tribe pitching coach who really turned around Ubaldo's mechanics). But if someone wants to give him four years for $50 million, that's their funeral.
 
2014-03-03 09:37:56 AM  

ChrisDe: Somebody has a lot of time on their hands.


He's had since September 30 to concentrate on this.
 
2014-03-03 09:40:05 AM  
This is the closest Cleveland is going to get to a championship this century.
 
2014-03-03 09:44:35 AM  
Really no big surprises there. If he'd picked the short film categories correctly too, that'd be impressive.
 
2014-03-03 09:53:42 AM  

Great_Milenko: ChrisDe: Somebody has a lot of time on their hands.

He's had since September 30 to concentrate on this.


That would be news to the St Louis Cardinals for whom he pitched in two World Series games in October.
 
2014-03-03 01:08:44 PM  
Why does anyone even give a damn?
 
2014-03-03 04:26:01 PM  
Considering the only real upset of the night was Documentary Feature...
 
2014-03-03 04:27:09 PM  
Oh Axford, how I wish the Brewers staff would have figured out how you were tipping pitches, rather than the rest of the league.
 
2014-03-03 04:41:44 PM  

roc6783: Oh Axford, how I wish the Brewers staff would have figured out how you were tipping pitches, rather than the rest of the league.


This.  I'm borderline surprised Rick Kranitz still has a job, given how badly he whiffed on that.  If Brewers pitching struggles this year, he might want to consider another career choice.  I'm one of the most forgiving people around when it comes to the two most maligned groups in sports, coaches and referees, but that was pretty inexcusable.
 
2014-03-03 06:41:42 PM  

roc6783: Oh Axford, how I wish the Brewers staff would have figured out how you were tipping pitches, rather than the rest of the league.


Supposedly, Jason Giambi recently informed Josh Outman exactly how he was tipping pitches in spring drills. Also went and corrected a mechanical flaw of Aaron Harang. It seems like the Indians have some good help in that clubhouse.

If they can get Carrasco and/or Bauer to stop being headcases, we might just win the Central.
 
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