In other news, GM’s across the majors look through the Rolodex for Doug Mirabelli’s agent’s number. In a day of ho-hum additions to the Red Sox, the signing of Josh Bard gets a thumbs up, just not way up. Bard looked like a steal for the Padres in ’07 but looked like a bust in ’08; so what you really have with him is a solid backup. The major problem with Bard in Boston is his inability to catch the knuckle ball. If Tek comes back you may see him catching Wakefield and have Bard become Dice-K’s personal catcher. So at the end of the day the Red Sox have picked up a solid spot starter and backup catcher, not bad news at all, now go get the big fish!