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Boston committing series of errors with Bard

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08:16 AM ET 06.06 | The Daniel Bard story seems to be a tale of two pitchers: starter and reliever. Until now, Bard had spent only one professional season as a starting pitcher. That was 2007. His numbers were grisly: 3-7 with a 7.08 ERA in 22 games at Class A. He walked more batters than he struck out. ... This is not complicated: As a reliever, Bard is excellent. As a starter, Bard is abysmal. He should readjust to the bullpen in Pawtucket and then return as a setup man (or closer) in the second half. But because this is Boston, and because this is the Red Sox, there is a stubborn and misguided reluctance to admit error. The problem now, as was the problem five years ago, is that Bard is not throwing enough strikes.

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June 6, 2012  08:33 AM ET

If the Sox long range plan is to make Bard a starter then this is the correct way to handle things. Right now a starter is worth more than a set up man and this is the time to to try this.

June 6, 2012  08:48 AM ET

Bard is no starter and Aceves is no closer.

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June 6, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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Is Clem Looking ????Go Sox.......

Yes I am.

June 6, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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He almost looks like Buccholz in that picture. Daniel Bard is such a nice, down-to-earth kid. I hope he finds his niche somewhere!

Good morning Cat.

Nice buns!

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June 6, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Schad is holding court over on the NBA threads. The Heat fans are having a hard time of it today.

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June 6, 2012  09:38 AM ET

stick a fork in the Bard guy

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June 6, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Do I look like the baking type?

<ponders response to this comment>

June 6, 2012  09:39 AM ET
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Do I look like the baking type?

absolutely

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