Comedy, tragedy mingle for Shakespeare at Fenway

BOSTON (AP) Five centuries after William Shakespeare wrote ''Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown,'' the Boston Red Sox have been deposed as World Series champions, bouncing from last place to first and again to the cellar in a shift from tragedy to comedy that even the revered playwright would appreciate. And so, as they head into yet another winter of their...
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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,...
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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...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The demise of Daniel Bard

(Photo taken and provided by the Texas Rangers)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Sometimes you have to write about things you don't want to talk about.Sometimes you have to report on things you wouldn't wish on anyone.This is one of those times.Daniel Bard was a rock solid performer out of the bullpen for the Red Sox from 2009 to 2011. He pitched in 192 games posting a...
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June 19, 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...
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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,...
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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'...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Bard preserved rib from TOS surgery

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- If the symptoms that led to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome were the reasons for the struggles of Texas right-hander Daniel Bard, he'll have a reminder of it for the rest of his life.      Somewhere in his backpack is the rib that Bard had removed during his surgery for TOS.      It's boiled and bleached too. Bard knows that because he handled the duties...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard: Struggles A ‘Snowball Effect’ Of Physical Issue

Daniel Bard has reason to be optimistic this season. While Bard’s career has been on a downward spiral over the last two years, the right-hander expects to enter Texas Rangers spring training free of any physical issues. Bard, whose once promising career took a turn for the worse in 2012, was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and underwent surgery on Jan. 2. While the injury...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Signs Deal With Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers will take a chance on Daniel Bard by signing him to a minor league contract with an invitation to big-league camp. The once-dominant set-up man for the Red Sox has suffered a litany of physical and other problems since he was the heir-apparent to Jonathan Papelbon. In 2010, Bard had a 1.93 ERA over 74 2/3 innings. He gave up only 45 hits over those innings, with...
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February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bard agrees to minor league deal with Rangers

Right-hander Daniel Bard has agreed to a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to big league spring training. Bard, who has spent his major league career with Boston, is coming off surgery a month ago for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. His activities are expected to be limited during spring training. The deal was announced Monday, when the Rangers...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Gets a Chance With Texas Rangers

Once seemingly poised to replace then Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon in the coveted late-inning role, Daniel Bard is fighting to stay in affiliated baseball with his career plagued with a puzzling lack of control on the mound. Now 28, Bard will attempt a return to the majors with the Texas Rangers after signing a minor league deal on Friday. A first round draft pick out...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard to be non-tendered by the Cubs

According to multiple major league sources, Cubs reliever Daniel Bard will not be a tendered a contract by Chicago prior to tonight’s midnight deadline. Bard had pitched in three games in the Puerto Rican Winter League, pitching for Criollos de Caguas. But after allowing eight runs on no hits while walking nine in just 1/3 innings, the righty left the team. Bard never did pitch...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Still Having Control Problems, Struggling Mightily in Winter Ball in Puerto Rico

The woes continue. Daniel Bard‘s career just keeps spiraling down the drain. Bard, who was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the Red Sox this past season, is struggling mightily while pitching in winter ball in Puerto Rico, according to reports. According to MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat, Bard gave up three earned runs and walked five batters Saturday in his third appearance for...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard's Woes Continue In Puerto Rico

It's hard to believe that just three seasons ago, Daniel Bard posted a 1.93 ERA setting up out of the Red Sox bullpen. The now 28-year old righty was converted to a starter and thus began the long, slow descent into hardball hell. When Boston finally released him, he was picked up by Theo Epstein and the Cubbies. Now, word is that Bard is still struggling in his comeback attempt...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Daniel Bard struggling in Winter League

After missing almost the entire 2014 season with an abdominal strain, Chicago Cubs reliever Daniel Bard is having a very rough time reestablishing himself in the Puerto Rican Winter League. NBC Sports.com’s Drew Silva reports that Bard has trouble not only keeping base-running opponents from finding home plate, but he also has trouble finding the plate with his pitches in the...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Strongly Considering Pitching in Winter Ball to Get Ready for 2014 Season

Daniel Bard‘s 2013 season has been just as disastrous as his 2012 season. It’s no wonder that he’s willing to do whatever it takes to move forward in 2014. Bard, who was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the Red Sox earlier this month, is strongly considering pitching in winter ball to get a head start on 2014, according to the Chicago Tribune’s Mark Gonzales. Bard has...
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September 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Bard Looks Forward To 'Fresh' Cubs Environment

Daniel Bard With The CubsDaniel Bard still looks and sounds a little dazed by what just happened to him. Being designated for assignment by the team you grew up with is always a bit of a shock. But, Bard says he's looking forward to a "fresh environment" in Chicago with the Cubs. The 28-year old Bard talked about his disastrous conversion from reliever to starter, ...
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September 06, 2013  |  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...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard reunited with Theo Epstein

We all know the Daniel Bard experiment didn't work and the Sox were not waiting for him to come back. So, the Daniel Bard era in Boston is over. The Cubs claimed him off waivers.  Pitcher Daniel Bard, designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Sunday, was claimed by the Cubs on Wednesday. The move reunites Bard with Theo Epstein, who was the GM when the Sox selected the...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Claim Daniel Bard Off Waivers Ending Reliever’s Up-and-Down Red Sox Career

It is now official: Daniel Bard is no longer a member of the Boston Red Sox. His new home may not come as much of a surprise. The right-hander was designated for assigment earlier this week by the Red Sox, and he was claimed off waivers Wednesday by the Chicago Cubs of all teams. That will give Bard a chance to reunite with former Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein who currently...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs claim Bard; RSL Poll: Who's to blame for Daniel Bard?

The Chicago Cubs announced Wednesday that they have claimed pitcher Daniel Bard off waivers from the Red Sox. Boston's former top-100 prospect was designated for assignment on Sunday. Bard was a dominant late-inning reliever in 2010, but didn't respond well when the team attempted to convert him into a starter in 2012. Red Sox Life covered the "Curious Case of...
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September 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Daniel Bard

The Guru Contributing Writer Red Sox pitcher Daniel Bard seemed the heir apparent to inherit the closer role from the Sox all-time saves leader Jonathan Paplebon. He could have been a name included with the likes of Pap, Stanley, Radatz, Reardon and Gordon. The tragic thing is, it all went so wrong, so quickly. The Red Sox announced Sunday they have designated the once prominent...
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September 02, 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...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox designate Daniel Bard for assignment

Right-hander Daniel Bard has been designated for assignment by the Boston Red Sox in effect of the team needing room for outfielder Quintin Berry on the recently expanded 40-man roster. Bard has missed three months of action due to an abdominal strain. During his minor league rehab assignment he allowed 23 walks in 6 1/3 innings pitched (yikes). Bard was once a key part of the Red...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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