Late Rally Helps Emeralds Sparkle at Riverview

Frandy de la Rosa belted a two-run triple, walked, reached base on an HBP, and scored a run, Eloy Jimenez (two singles and two walks) reached base four times, scored a run, and drove-in another, and Kevonte Mitchell smashed a lead-off solo HR to key a four-run 8th, as the Eugene Emeralds rallied to defeat the Mesa Cubs 5-3 in Extended Spring Training intrasquad action this morning...
Via Cub Reporter
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Moreno & Cease Piggy-Back Their Way to Fitch Park

Trace Loehr singled twice, walked, stole a base, scored two runs, and drove-in another, Jean Carlo Rodriguez drilled a bases-loaded three-run double, Vicmal de la Cruz belted a solo home run, walked, and drove-in another run with a GO, Andy Paz slugged a two-run HR, and RHSP Jon Massad tossed four innings of no run/no hit ball, leading the Athletics to an 11-5 victory over the Cubs...
Via Cub Reporter
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bard Totally Wild at Talking Stick

Jenner Emeterio singled, doubled, and tripled, scored two runs, and drove-in another, Varonex Cuevas singled and scored in the 3rd and belted a two-run home run in the 6th, and Carlos Jimenez singled, doubled, reached base on an HBP, and scored a run. as the Cubs edged the Diamondbacks 6-5 on Whirlwind Field, and Raymel Flores drilled a two-run single with two outs and the bases...
Via Cub Reporter
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Where's the Beefy?

The Cubs version of Fluffy will no longer exist as the Cubs have traded "catcher" Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners for relief pitcher Yoervis Medina.  Before I dig into the new guy, let's eulogize Beefy for a bit. While I'm all for letting prospects develop, Beefy got on my nerves from the very get go. For a "catcher" he didn't do that very well...literally. I'm sure my...
Via Cub Reporter
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

LaStella Shows Desire to Play at Riverview Park

Jenner Emeterio doubled twice, scored two runs, and drove-in another, and Tyler Alamo belted a solo home run, leading the Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Rockies on Field #5, and Luis Castro reached base three times (a single, a double, and an HBP) and scored three runs, as the Rockies rallied for three runs in the 8th and two in the 9th to edge the Cubs 8-7 on Field #6, in Cactus...
Via Cub Reporter
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Gloomy Skies Produce Sunny Result for Cubs at Riverview Park

LHP Jose Paulino tossed three innings of no-run/no-hit ball, Ho-Young Son belted an RBI triple, an RBI double, and a single, Tim Saunders reached base three times (a walk, a single, and a triple) and scored two runs, Ricardo Marcano hammered a solo home run and an RBI single and scored twice, and Andrew Ely stroked an RBI double and a single, stole a base, and scored a run, leading...
Via Cub Reporter
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bard, Russell, and Denorfia Get Pre-Game Reps at Extended Spring Training

Adonis Paula singled twice, stole a base, and drove-in a run, Kevonte Mitchell singled twice and scored a run, and Carlos Sepulveda smacked a solo home run, in Cubs Extended Spring Training intrasquad game action this morning on Field #5 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park. The game was called after 4-1/2 innings with the score tied 2-2. (All three Extended Spring Training intrasquad...
Via Cub Reporter
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox Daniel Bard’s Comeback Bid With Cubs Takes Encouraging Turn

This embed is invalid" /> Finally, some good news for Daniel Bard. Bard, once a dominant force in the Red Sox’s bullpen, has endured setback after setback and meltdown after meltdown ever since his failed starting pitching experiment with Boston in 2012. The 29-year-old hasn’t thrown in the towel, though, and his comeback bid took an encouraging...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Joins Cubs On Minor League Deal

According to WAPT reporter Mike Perchick, the Chicago Cubs have signed former set-up man Daniel Bard to a minor league contract for the upcoming 2015 season. The deal includes an invite to spring training where Bard will have the chance to resurrect his career and help strengthen a bullpen that scuffled in 2014. If Bard makes the Major League roster he’ll earn a base salary of...
Via Baseball Essential
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox sign Quintin Berry, Cubs land Daniel Bard

Quintin Berry has signed a minor league contract with the Red Sox. Berry, 30, will also receive an invitation to spring training after spending most of the 2014 season in the minor leagues with the Orioles. Best known of his speed, Berry finished his minor league campaign hitting .285/.382/.367 with 25 stolen bases. Berry may be able to carve out a bench role but will have a hard...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Red Sox reliever, Daniel Bard, signs minor-league deal with Cubs

Daniel Bard has struggled for the last few seasons and really since being turned a starter so where is there to turn to next? 
Via CLNS Radio
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Is Poised For A 2015 Comeback

(Texas Rangers Photo)There was a time when Daniel Bard was viewed as the heir apparent to then-closer Jonathan Papelbon. As an elite set-up man who routinely hit triple digits on radar guns, Bard was expected to be a productive member of the Red Sox pitching staff for years to come. Then, in 2012, injuries began to cause bizarre wildness. Physical issues morphed into psychological...
Via FenwayNation
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Bard Working Hard To Make Comeback In 2015 After Shoulder Surgery

Daniel Bard is on the comeback trail. When we last saw Bard in Major League Baseball, it was 2013 and the wiry right-hander was struggling with his control with the Boston Red Sox. Bard then threw 2/3 of an inning over four appearances in the Texas Rangers’ system in 2014 — and posted a 175.50 ERA. Bard’s issues are well-documented at this point....
Via NESN.com
January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Should The Red Sox Pounce On Alexi Ogando?

(Associated Press Photo)The Texas Rangers recently non-tendered the contract of 31-year old right-hander Alexi Ogando. Basically, he was the Texas version of Daniel Bard—jerked around by his organization between starting and relieving to his ultimate detriment. While Bard simply lost confidence in his ability, Ogando mostly got injured. Last year, he pitched just 25 innings and...
Via FenwayNation
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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 discontent, the...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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 100-MPH. Then, he was mishandled...
Via FenwayNation
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 2.88 ERA...
Via RedSoxLife
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...
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

Buchholz Fix Needed Before Season Lost

SCOTT CUNNINGHAM/GETTY IMAGESEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer There is no pity here for a guy that had a sub 2.0 ERA over the first half of last season, making him one of the best pitchers of 2013.Baseball is about what you do every time you step on the field.Buchholz is a mess right now with a plus 7.0 ERA and control problems reminiscent of Daniel Bard. He was scaring the hitters...
Via RedSoxLife
May 27, 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's throwing...
Via FenwayNation
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 himself...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via FenwayNation
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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