Update: John Axford will pitch earlier in games going forward with the intention of working him back into the closer's role.
Axford's been nothing short of terrible, posting a 4.91 ERA with a walk rate of nearly eight. He hasn't been good for some time, and I don't expect him to recuperate. There is incentive, however, to keep Cody Allen out of the ninth. The more saves he racks up, the more expensive his price tag will be in arbitration. Cleveland doesn't have a contender this year, so it wouldn't surprise me if they go with a veteran like Bryan Shaw, say. ANALYST: