Originally written on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/14/14
Sean Riley, contributing writer Baseball is unlike any other of the major sports for many reasons, one being the fact that one year a player can have a monster break through season and then just as easily disappear into the corn fields. Daniel Bard is a perfect example of that. Bard came onto the scene with a young, strong arm with great strikeout stuff. He was one of the best set up men in all of MLB, then Jonathon Papelbon went to the Phillies which was Bard's opportunity to take over as sole closer. Nah, he'd rather be a starter so for whatever reason they gave him a chance to be one. As we know that, ended about as quickly as it started and he was demoted back to the minors to work on his issues of power and control. That story continued into this year where he was demoted again and started the season in Double-A Portland. In just 13 games for he has a 6.39 ERA, 17 walks, and 8 wild pitches. Bard hasn't pitched in a game since May 15th and as it stands right now th...

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