// Daniel Bard

Daniel Bard Non-Tendered by Theo Epstein, Cubs

How did Daniel Bard fall so far so fast? Monday December 2th, during what has been a tumultuous week for baseball contracts, the Cubs non-tendered him after only three months with the organization. Chicago acquired the right-handed pitcher on September 4, 2013 off waivers from the Red Sox. Many fans and reporters felt that Theo […]

Daniel Bard Designated For Assignment

The sad tale of Daniel Bard, a brilliant young arm in the back of the Boston Red Sox’ bullpen only a couple years ago, has hit a standstill after his last two outings since returning from an injury. On August 29 in the Gulf Coast League, Bard walked five of the six batters he faced, […]

What Happened to Daniel Bard?

Remember Daniel Bard? He was the Boston Red Sox 2006 1st round draft pick out of the University of North Carolina. He had a big arm and was widely regarded as an elite prospect. Initially, he lived up to the hype. From 2009-2011, he was an elite set up man for the Red Sox and […]

Red Sox Rebound After Tough 1st Inning To Defeat Astros

At first glance, the Red Sox didn’t look to be doing well out of the gate, but from the second glance onward, everything was fine, and the Red Sox dispatched the Houston Astros 8-4 to clinch the series and the best record in majors (17-7). After all, when you start off the game by giving […]

Buchholz, Red Sox Breeze by Astros as Ortiz Hits First HR

On paper, the match up between the American League Cy Young award frontrunner in Clay Buchholz and far from perfect Philip Humber looked like a potential Boston blowout. And at least on this Thursday night at Fenway Park, the reality was close to those expectations. The Boston Red Sox improved to an impressive 15-7 mark […]

How Many Games Will the 2013 Red Sox Win?

It’s never easy to try and predict how many games any team will win, especially in baseball, and especially entering a year where the Boston Red Sox find themselves in one of the strongest divisions — on paper, that is. It’s unclear as to how things will really play out, especially with all the players who […]

Boston Red Sox Pitchers Combine to Allow One Run Against Northeastern, Boston College

Spring training is off and rolling and the Boston Red Sox showed some pretty good signs against Northeastern and Boston College on Thursday afternoon. It may have been against college teams, but there was no real sign of any wildness for any of the relievers that were thrown onto the mound in the wins. Against […]

2013 Red Sox Depth Chart: Bullpen – Joel Hanrahan, Andrew Bailey, Others

The Boston Red Sox had a pretty solid bullpen for most of the 2012 season. There were times when Alfredo Aceves, Andrew Bailey and other relievers had trouble closing out the game, but, overall, the entire bullpen put together one of the better ERAs in the AL. In 2013, the Red Sox have added a […]

Clay Buchholz’s Hamstring Another Cause for Concern for Red Sox Staff

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Clay Buchholz suffered a mild hamstring strain last Tuesday during Spring Training fielding drills, and while both the pitcher and team have been optimistic that the injury isn’t a big deal, there is still serious cause for concern. The Red Sox have been plagued over the last few years by […]

2013 Red Sox Bullpen Breakdown

In 2012, the Red Sox bullpen was a disaster.  After the injury to Andrew Bailey in spring training, Alfredo Aceves became the closer and ended up leading the American League in blown saves.  The team blew 22 saves all together, which was tied for 3rd worst in MLB.  The closer in waiting was supposed to be Daniel Bard, who decided he wanted to be a starter instead.  That did […]

Blockbuster Complete: Red Sox Trade Gonzalez, Crawford, Beckett to Dodgers

Just when you thought this 2012 Red Sox season was getting a little bit boring, Boston rocks the entire sports world. A trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers of epic proportions has been completed on this Saturday morning, sending Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, and Nick Punto to L.A. in order to help Boston […]

Daniel Bard Making Everything Groovy For Pawtucket

Daniel Bard took a definite step back in his three outings this week. Bard allowed eight runs in 2.1 innings and walked eight. August 11th Bard entered the game with in the eighth with the score tied at two. Brian Dinkelman led off with a single and Chris Parmelee walked before Bard struck out Trevor […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 19: Mauro Gomez Keeps PawSox in Contention

It was more mediocre baseball from the Pawtucket Red Sox this week, as the Sox posted a 3-4 record against divisional opponents as the season nears completion. After getting swept in Syracuse, Pawtucket bounced back to split four in Buffalo and now returns to Rhode Island to face the first place Yankees. On Friday, Danny […]

Daniel Bard Still Allowing Too Many Baserunners at Triple-A

Daniel Bard continued along the long and winding road to a sub-6.00 ERA this week, pitching three eighth innings, two of them scoreless. Though he has limited the scoring against him, he has been allowing too many baserunners to have full confidence restored. July 27th Bard started the inning by walking Jeff Clement and Yamaico […]

Pawtucket Red Sox Update, Week 17: Sox Reclaim First Place Against Yankees

Forget the Fenway Failures – if you want well-played Red Sox baseball this summer, it’s going to be 45 miles down I-95 at McCoy Stadium. The Pawtucket Red Sox moved back into first place this week by taking two out of three from the Yankees. Pawtucket has accomplished this despite their last two remaining starters […]