Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The Red Sox will activate Daniel Bard on Thursday. You remember him, right? He was the heir apparent to Jonathan Papelbon until Larry Lucchino turned him into a starter and screwed up his head.
Before being sent to the minors and left to die, Bard was 4-6 with a 5.30 ERA. In Pawtucket, he was even worse. In 31 games (yes, its been THAT long) he had a 7.03 ERA...against minor leaguers.
Not sure why they want to bring him up and further subject him to the mental anguish of sucking in the big leagues, but whatever.