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December 16, 2013

Transaction Analysis

Another Smart St. Louis Signing, Another Typical Cleveland Closer

by Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre



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Reportedly agreed to sign RHP John Axford, most likely to a one-year contract. [12/15]

Back in 2010, when Boston's Daniel Bard was a dominant setup man and Jonathan Papelbon blew seven saves, some Sox fans looked forward to a time when Bard would transition to the ninth. Terry Francona was quite happy to keep Bard where he was. “When you have a guy that's not pigeon-holed into that closer role, oh, man, that's an unbelievable weapon,” Francona said late that season.

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