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Old 09-05-2013, 01:20 PM
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Default Bard To Cubs---Wish Hahn Took a Shot

Daniel Bard was claimed by the Cubs which is not a surprise since he was a Theo guy. I was hoping Hahn would take a shot and see if Coop could turn him around. Still young and he was dominating for 2010 and most of 2011 and then lost his control.
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Old 09-05-2013, 01:31 PM
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Daniel Bard was claimed by the Cubs which is not a surprise since he was a Theo guy. I was hoping Hahn would take a shot and see if Coop could turn him around. Still young and he was dominating for 2010 and most of 2011 and then lost his control.
He has also lost velocity as well as his control. He used to throw 97-98mph but fangraphs says he is down into the 92-93 mph range.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:19 PM
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I'll pass on a middle reliever who has lost skills in pretty much every metric over the last two years.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:43 PM
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They'll probably sign hm to a seven year deal!
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Old 09-05-2013, 05:15 PM
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I'll pass on a middle reliever who has lost skills in pretty much every metric over the last two years.
I agree but if he gets it back, he is a closer not a middle reliever. It was a cheap gamble-$250,000. The question now is if the injury was the cause of his problems. John Farrell said he was almost as good as 2011 in spring training and then he got the oblique injury.

Oh well it was not to be. But I saw him a lot in Boston and he dominated for a couple of years.
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:41 PM
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It's a longshot that Bard will ever return to form.

If I were the Sox, I wouldn't waste too much time or money on reclamation projects. If the Cubs want to roll the dice on guys like Arrieta, Olt and Bard, good for them. Maybe one of them will work out for them. But I wouldn't count on it.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:39 PM
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Bard was good 5 years ago.
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