Monday, November 18, 2013

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 in the Puerto Rican Winter League. On Saturday, Bard gave up three earned runs and walked five in one inning—and threw multiple wild pitches. So far, he has retired a grand total of one of the thirteen batters he's faced for his new team, Criollos de Caguas. How sad.