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Daniel Bard Among Many MLB Pitchers Who Suddenly Lost Control (Photos)

Daniel Bard’s downward spiral reached a new low Thursday, as the Texas Rangers released the 28-year-old pitcher following a dreadful stint with the organization’s Single-A affiliate in Hickory. Bard’s downfall is shocking considering how much promise he showed early in his career with the Boston Red Sox. He isn’t the first pitcher to suddenly lose control of his pitches,...
Via NESN.com
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Release Former Red Sox Reliever Bard

(Texas Rangers Photo)The sad case of Daniel Bard gets even sadder. The Texas Rangers have announced that they've released the former Sox set-up man—effectively admitting that they can't figure out what's wrong with him, either. The now 28-year old Bard was dominant as the eight-inning 'appetizer' to Jonathan Papelbon's 'main course'—routinely hitting...
Via FenwayNation
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard’s Epic Meltdown Continues

Former Boston Red Sox first-round pick Daniel Bard, now in Single-A in the Texas Rangers organization, may be hitting Rick Ankiel levels as it relates to control problems from the bump.  Bard, who was last seen in MLB with the Red Sox last season, is now pitching for the Hickory Crawdads and it isn’t going too well. According to Pro Baseball Talk, Bard’s control issues have...
Via Sportsnaut
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard’s Career Hits Rock Bottom With Crazy Single-A Stat Line

Daniel Bard’s once-promising career has hit rock bottom. Bard, who was one of Major League Baseball’s premier setup men from 2009 through 2011 while with the Boston Red Sox, currently is pitching for the Hickory Crawdads, a Single-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers. The 28-year-old allowed four earned runs without recording a single out Sunday against the Clearwater Threshers,...
Via NESN.com
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard's Throwing Again In Rangers Minors

One year ago today, the Red Sox made their last desperate attempt to salvage Daniel Bard. They promoted the formerly flame-throwing righty from AAA to the majors to see if he had figured things out. He had not. In the off-season, Bard was shipped to the Texas Rangers. Then, on January 2, 2014 he had Thoracic Outlet Syndrome surgery on his right shoulder. The latest is that he'...
Via FenwayNation
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Acquire Daniel Bard From Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox announced on Wednesday afternoon that former reliever and starting pitcher, Daniel Bard, was claimed off of unconditional waivers by the Chicago Cubs. Bard had been working to convert himself back into a reliever since the Red Sox experimented with him in the starting rotation in 2012. It seems as though all of Bard’s problems started when he joined the starting rotation...
Via CLNS Radio
September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Once Dominant Daniel Bard Released By Sox

Bard At His PeakHis 79 holds in the 2009-2011 period were the most ever by a pitcher in the first 192 career appearances. That's how dominant Daniel Bard was for the Red Sox. In his eighth-inning set-up role, he routinely mowed down hitters with a 100+-MPH fastball that was delivered with a deceptive ease. The kid was the closer-in-waiting when Papelbon (as we all knew) would...
Via FenwayNation
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Boston Red Sox: Quick check-up on Daniel Bard

Hey, does anybody remember Daniel Bard? I thought some of you might say yes, so in that case, i’ve decided to update you guys on his status. Bard is still on planet earth in case you were wondering, his exact location is somewhere around Portland, Maine as he rediscovers how to throw that thing they call a baseball. All kidding aside, according to Alex Speier from WEEI, Bard was...
Via isportsweb.com
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Red Sox option Bard to Portland

Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe/Getty Images BOSTON--  In what has been an interesting career  thus far for Red Sox relief pitcher Daniel Bard, the fireballer has suffered another setback. According to a tweet from Pete Abraham, the Red Sox beat writer for the Boston Globe, Boston has optioned Bard down to Double-A Portland to make room for primary closer Joel Hanrahan. Abraham...
Via CLNS Radio
April 28, 2013  |  2 Comments

Bard's velocity is a problem too

If you were holding out hope that Daniel Bard was going to morph into a capable starting pitcher, his performance ******** on Sunday should have effectively murdered those dreams.  You just don't walk 6 of 13 batters then take the mound again in 5 days.  When you see the pitches he's hurling (like the one above, courtesy of sbnation.com) it's obvious he has no control...
Via Ted's Army
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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