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DANIEL BARD RUMORS & GOSSIP

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

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

Daniel Bard May Pitch In A Game Again Soon

(Alex Greenlee, Bangor Daily News) According to Alex Speier of WEEI.com, the nearly forgotten Daniel Bard might pitch again in a baseball game relatively soon. Bard—who has actually been out longer than Clay Buchholz—will likely pitch in some minor league game before those seasons end soon. Bard recently confided to Rob Bradford (also of WEEI.com) that he feels he could help...
Via FenwayNation
August 26, 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 optioned to Portland

Red Sox P Daniel Bard, who we all know struggled mightily last season has been sent down to Double-A Portland. Globe: Bard being sent down, which was expected because of his recent struggles, means Clayton Mortensen has made the team as a reliever. Bard appeared in eight games in camp. Over eight innings he allowed six earned runs on nine hits with four walks and two hit batters...
Via Ted's Army
March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump... Where Bard has a lot to prove

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. "I haven't really thought about how it affects my situation," said Bard of the Hanrahan acquisition. "I know I have a lot to prove coming into spring training, and I'm getting ready...
Via Ted's Army
December 29, 2012  |  Discuss

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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