Giants Win to Even World Series

Full World Series Schedule

10 Bold Predictions for Daniel Bard in the Boston Red Sox Rotation

« Prev
1 of 12
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
10 Bold Predictions for Daniel Bard in the Boston Red Sox Rotation
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Making the transition from being a reliever to a starting pitcher is not an easy one.

That task will be upon Daniel Bard come the start of the 2012 season, barring any jaw-dropping moves or trades to alter the fate of the Boston Red Sox.

While pitchers have been transitioned successfully from a starter to closer (see: Mariano Rivera, Jonathan Papelbon, Dennis Eckersley, to name a few), there are far fewer who transition from reliever to starter.

Bard is certainly not a stranger to starting.  He did so in the minor leagues on 22 occasions.  True, it is not a supremely large body of work to go on.

Daniel Bard is going to be thrust into the role of (likely) being the fourth starter for a team with one of the most rabid fanbases with extremely high expectations.  Here are my predictions for how he will transition into his new role in 2012.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow Boston Red Sox from B/R on Facebook

Follow Boston Red Sox from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Boston Red Sox

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.