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Time to shut Bard down for 2012

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08:18 AM ET 09.20 | Boston keeps going to the well that is Daniel Bard, and he continues to sink. Maybe the time has come to shut down [Bard]. The Red Sox reliever delivered his fifth consecutive miserable outing since being recalled from a three-month exile to the minors, allowing three runs on one hit and three walks and recording just one out in the sixth inning of [Wednesday] night???s 13-3 rout by the Tampa Bay Rays. Bard has now allowed at least one earned run in all five of his outings since rejoining the Red Sox on Aug.???31. And with only 12 games remaining, the Red Sox and Bard may best be served by calling it a season. "He says he really wants to pitch," Sox manager Bobby Valentine said.

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September 20, 2012  08:31 AM ET

Actually the team has called it a season long ago! Wow..what is it with Herald stories this morning?

September 20, 2012  08:51 AM ET

Having three pitching coaches in the last three years hasn't done this staff any favors and it looks like a new one for next year as well. Hopefully it will be one that knows what he's doing.

September 20, 2012  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Actually the team has called it a season long ago! Wow..what is it with Herald stories this morning?

It is the Herald, after all.

September 20, 2012  09:00 AM ET

Boston keeps going to the well that is Daniel Bard, and he continues to sink.

That is the worst metaphor I have seen in a long time.

September 20, 2012  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Boston keeps going to the well that is Daniel Bard, and he continues to sink.That is the worst metaphor I have seen in a long time.

What do you expect from the Herald?

September 20, 2012  09:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What do you expect from the Herald?

I guess there's always that shred of hope that journalism isn't completely dead.

September 20, 2012  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I guess there's always that shred of hope that journalism isn't completely dead.

It's not. But using the word journalism in association with the Boston Herald is really reaching.

September 20, 2012  10:17 AM ET

They need answer the question of why a once promising young pitcher is performing so poorly.
First, they need to rule out any physical issues. Is he hurt?
If not, then it's in his head. He's first class reclamation project.
He's been poorly coached for the past two years, too many pitching coaches, and confused by whether he is a starter or a reliever (reagrdless of whether or not he "wants" to be a starter).
He reminds me of Miller a year ago when they tried to make a starter out of him and it blew up. They appear to have worked that out so maybe there is hope for Bard.

September 20, 2012  10:53 AM ET

Bard needs to visit Dr. Frankenstein

September 20, 2012  11:18 AM ET

Bard was really really bad last night.

September 20, 2012  11:23 AM ET
QUOTE:

I'm a bag of ****

Knew that!

September 20, 2012  11:24 AM ET

**** = ****

September 20, 2012  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

**** = ****

I guess all iterations of that word are banned.

September 20, 2012  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Bard was really really bad last night.

That is the new norm for him.

September 20, 2012  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

**** = ****

Or, 4 *s are equal to 4*s.

September 20, 2012  11:47 AM ET

time to shutt down the whole roster in boston,,,,

September 20, 2012  11:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Or, 4 *s are equal to 4*s.

The perfect tautology.

September 20, 2012  11:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

time to shutt down the whole roster in boston,,,,

... and then trade them to the Dodgers.

September 20, 2012  11:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

They need answer the question of why a once promising young pitcher is performing so poorly.First, they need to rule out any physical issues. Is he hurt? If not, then it's in his head. He's first class reclamation project. He's been poorly coached for the past two years, too many pitching coaches, and confused by whether he is a starter or a reliever (reagrdless of whether or not he "wants" to be a starter).He reminds me of Miller a year ago when they tried to make a starter out of him and it blew up. They appear to have worked that out so maybe there is hope for Bard.

Looks like the "Joba Effect"

 
September 20, 2012  01:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Boston keeps going to the well that is Daniel Bard, and he continues to sink.That is the worst metaphor I have seen in a long time.

It was so bad I tried to check the story in the Herald to see if was maybe the fault of the FN interns--but the link lead to a puff-piece about David Ortiz so I am still not sure who to blame for the metaphor.

As far as Bard goes, the Red Sox are done, so they might as well pitch him if he is healthy and see if he can work through his problems.

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