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
freak the stats. you watch every game don't you? Bard is the far worse player. The passed ball stats are clearly wrong. There is no way in hell that he has only 3 passed balls all year. no way. That is just false. I remember several games where he had 2-3 passed balls in 1 game.
what is our record with Bard starting and with Nieves starting?