it's not even close. Bard is a horrible baseball player.
We are a much better team with Nieves starting. Nieves is a perfectly suitable back-up catcher. Bard is a bum that is lucky to have a job on a ML roster.
wow. do you read what you write. you drool over nieves, but yet you bash bard. look at the numbers. how can you hate on one dude so much when he has similar numbers (if not better). amazing.
nieves - .262 avg, 0 hr, 15 rbi, .309 obp, .310 slg, 2 passed balls, 4 errors, 5.08 cERA, .235 CS% in 41 games
bard - .255 avg, 1 hr, 19 rbi, .329 obp, .353 slg, 3 passed balls, 4 errors, 4.82 cERA, .250 CS% in 51 games