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(Hardball Talk)   Texas Rangers minor league pitching prospect has an impressive 175.50 ERA, with 9 walks and 7 batters hit by a pitch over 4 appearances (0.2 of an inning)   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 32
    More: Fail, Daniel Bard, Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Hickory Crawdads, Lakewood BlueClaws  
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1090 clicks; posted to Sports » on 16 Jun 2014 at 2:14 PM (22 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-06-16 01:10:15 PM  
He needs to breathe through his eyelids.
 
2014-06-16 02:17:06 PM  
Still better than anybody in the Tigers bullpen.
 
2014-06-16 02:21:01 PM  
Some scout somewhere is having to answer questions he doesn't want to hear.
 
2014-06-16 02:22:18 PM  

CruiserTwelve: He needs to breathe through his eyelids.


Or maybe try wearing a garter belt
 
2014-06-16 02:22:21 PM  
Now that I've read TFA, boy, this guy is probably done.  Or he's going to have to go away for a year and work on his control.
 
2014-06-16 02:23:34 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: Some scout somewhere is having to answer questions he doesn't want to hear.


The kid's pitched 59 innings in The Show. I'd say the scouts are OK.
 
2014-06-16 02:24:31 PM  
That's not very prospect-like.
 
2014-06-16 02:24:35 PM  
I can't stand when people get super deep into sabermetrics and then say "X.2" innings when they mean "and two thirds" or "and two outs."
 
2014-06-16 02:27:23 PM  
and by "prospect", we actually mean "former major leaguer."

/saw Bard in Spring Training. Could not have been more approachable. Signed for about 45 minutes.
 
2014-06-16 02:27:51 PM  
Maybe his seeing eye guide dog was drunk.
 
2014-06-16 02:35:27 PM  
Not impressed:

slurmed.com
 
2014-06-16 02:53:37 PM  

Galloping Galoshes: Now that I've read TFA, boy, this guy is probably done.  Or he's going to have to go away for a year and work on his control.


www.mandependence.com
 
2014-06-16 03:04:30 PM  

Uncle Pooky: and by "prospect", we actually mean "former major leaguer."

/saw Bard in Spring Training. Could not have been more approachable. Signed for about 45 minutes.


When you are walking people like hot cakes you have no choice but to be approachable.
 
2014-06-16 03:07:17 PM  
9 walks and 7 hit batters?  Hell, I can do that.  Well, I don't know about being able to hit 7 guys.  Not like I'm throwing 80+ mph, so they should be able to get out of the way.
 
2014-06-16 03:12:23 PM  
The rose goes in the front, Meat.
 
2014-06-16 03:14:25 PM  
I thought this was about Steve Dalkowski, but it's not 1960 anymore.

I feel bad for Bard...he was starting to get Steve Blass disease at the end of 2011 when the Red Sox crapped away the playoffs. Then they tried to convert him to a starter the following season and that made him worse. Then they moved him back to the bullpen, and he didn't have the fastball anymore.
 
2014-06-16 03:33:06 PM  
Every baseball comeback story has that moment when the player appears to hit his absolute nadir, and it always happens while he's playing for a team called the Hickory Crawdads.
 
2014-06-16 04:19:25 PM  
How many times did he hit the mascot?
 
2014-06-16 04:49:41 PM  
prospect?  you keep using that word...
 
2014-06-16 04:52:37 PM  
FTFA: In 59 1/3 innings at the big league level for the Red Sox in 2012, Bard walked 43 batters. He walked two batters in an inning of work in the big leagues last season, and 27 in 15 1/3 innings in the minors.

www.blogging4jobs.com
 
2014-06-16 05:08:26 PM  
I feel bad for Bard. Attempt to convert him to a starter farked him up
 
2014-06-16 05:10:35 PM  
Great. So I'll see him on the Mets' staff in 2 or 3 years.
 
2014-06-16 05:18:38 PM  

lacrossestar83: I can't stand when people get super deep into sabermetrics and then say "X.2" innings when they mean "and two thirds" or "and two outs."


www.twinsdugout.net

Damn those super deep sabermetrics analysts, mucking with our 1980s baseball cards.
 
2014-06-16 05:32:36 PM  
I'm pretty sure subby managed to bury the lede twice. Impressive.

lacrossestar83: I can't stand when people get super deep into sabermetrics and then say "X.2" innings when they mean "and two thirds" or "and two outs."


Congrats. I think this is the weirdest criticism of sabermetrics I've ever seen.
 
2014-06-16 05:35:13 PM  
The Mets will sign him after the break.
 
2014-06-16 06:22:53 PM  
A player in the Rangers organization? Is he injured? Of course he is.
 
2014-06-16 07:47:08 PM  
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2014-06-16 08:15:06 PM  

jmr61: Baseball sucks.Always has, always will.


I'm so glad you posted that in two baseball threads. I'll never watch another game.
 
2014-06-16 09:52:16 PM  
Frank Viola. Best chest hair in baseball.
 
2014-06-17 12:05:40 AM  

chimp_ninja: lacrossestar83: I can't stand when people get super deep into sabermetrics and then say "X.2" innings when they mean "and two thirds" or "and two outs."

[www.twinsdugout.net image 700x488]

Damn those super deep sabermetrics analysts, mucking with our 1980s baseball cards.


Should they say .666 or .7?
 
2014-06-17 09:56:56 AM  
Prospect?  He used to be one of the premier setup men in the game.
 
2014-06-17 10:29:10 AM  

chimp_ninja: lacrossestar83: I can't stand when people get super deep into sabermetrics and then say "X.2" innings when they mean "and two thirds" or "and two outs."

[www.twinsdugout.net image 700x488]

Damn those super deep sabermetrics analysts, mucking with our 1980s baseball cards.


Wow, he really sucked in '83
 
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