Dodgers To Sign Josh Bard?

11:39pm: The Dodgers are still talking to other catchers and the Bard deal is "not a slam dunk," says Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter).

10:43pm: The Dodgers have agreed to sign Josh Bard to a one-year deal worth about $750K, tweets Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times hears that it's a minor league contract (Twitter link).

Bard, 33, has a career OPS of .705 in parts of ten big league seasons, but his production has slipped in recent years. Since 2008, he has hit .217/.282/.332 in 711 plate appearances. He spent the last two seasons as the backup catcher in Seattle on one-year deals.

The Dodgers have been very active on the free agent market this offseason, as MLBTR's free agent tracker shows. The team has already signed six big league free agents, including another catcher, Matt Treanor, who inked a one-year deal with a 2013 option.


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45 Comments on "Dodgers To Sign Josh Bard?"


3 years 8 months ago

Uhhhhhhh….?

RationalSportsFan
3 years 8 months ago

I am similarly confused.  What is he going to do that Treanor, Ellis, and Federowicz can’t?  I have no idea.  Weird signing.

Lastings
3 years 8 months ago

Oh boy, who’s next, Jake Taylor?

BeisbolJunkie
3 years 8 months ago

I heard they were going to acquire Barry Zito from SF to use in the pen

BeisbolJunkie
3 years 8 months ago

…And bring Manny back

mattinglyfan
3 years 8 months ago

Nah, he’s got bad knees. 

BeisbolJunkie
3 years 8 months ago

I also heard they were in on Brett Favre

Flharfh
3 years 8 months ago

Ned Colletti’s scrub collecting continues. Next on the agenda: trade for Jeff Mathis and sign Yuniesky Betancourt. 

chrisftw
3 years 8 months ago

yes, another washed up catcher. thank you ned

m4r1n3r
3 years 8 months ago

Switch hitter off the bench and when he makes contact he can hit a home run or two. Calls a decent game. Cheap. It’s not a terrible signing.

3 years 8 months ago

if it was 2005, the dodgers would be stacked

3 years 8 months ago

AHAHAHAHAHAHA

3 years 8 months ago

wtf?

3 years 8 months ago

At this point I just do not understand what the Dodgers are doing. 

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

Playing win the standings in reverse.. A Colleti conspiracy…

Liam_Ho
3 years 8 months ago

I’m a Dodgers fan and this is making me laugh and cry at the same time.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 8 months ago

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…..I’m sad.

That is all.

BeisbolJunkie
3 years 8 months ago

Dodgers are on a wal-mart spree. Buying up stuff just because it’s there, stuff that’s on sale, stuff they don’t need, stuff they don’t have the money to pay for, or buying stuff just because they saw somebody else looking at the same thing. They signed like half the infielders on the market. A bench full of utility players won’t put fans in the stands, especially while everyone knows you’re bankrupt.

doyers
3 years 8 months ago

why would the dodgers sign another back up catcher.i thought they wanted a reliver and a bat. is this the bat they were refering to.

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

The dodgers are like the friend that everyone has that consistantly brings the ugly girl home from the bar

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 8 months ago

Well, at least we get lots of ugly girls instead of no girls at all…

Lunchbox45
3 years 8 months ago

At first it sounds like a good idea, but theres always the morning after

Quest2b1
3 years 8 months ago

Well if you let them stay until morning, that’s on you.

RationalSportsFan
3 years 8 months ago

At least that friend doesn’t give the girl 750k.

ellisburks
3 years 8 months ago

Go ugly, go home early!

Quest2b1
3 years 8 months ago

Smell a trade coming, Ellis may be part of the package.

CaseyBlakeDeWitt
3 years 8 months ago

Please no. I was finally convinced that Ellis could do something. Certainly more than the tandem of Treanor and Bard could do….

Quest2b1
3 years 8 months ago

Maybe TB finally has had it up to here with paying Longoria 6M :)

emododger
3 years 8 months ago

these moves are so euro

johnsilver
3 years 8 months ago

“these moves are so euro”

Nice comparison.. They are in financial desperation up to their eyeballs also.

inleylandwetrust
3 years 8 months ago

What a waste of resources

3 years 8 months ago

Nobody understands that AAA needs players too. As mentioned Its a minor league contract. He will be backup catcher in AAA.

WrigleyTerror37
3 years 8 months ago

only took 28 post but someone got it!

toptimrubies
3 years 8 months ago

Why pay somebody 750k to do that, though?
Ned seems to be signing people just because they exist.

toptimrubies
3 years 8 months ago

I am so tired of this clown Colletti.

Patrick the Pragmatist
3 years 8 months ago

As a Mariner fan I can say that this is decent pick up for the Dodgers.

He is a good guy to have around in the AAA if you need to call up an experienced Catcher.