Worst meltdown, individual player: Daniel Bard
The hard-throwing righthander was one of the best setup men in baseball from 2009-11. In 24 appearances last June and July, he didn't allow a single earned run. But he longed to start, and the Red Sox gave him a shot in the rotation this year. The result was their worst nightmare, one that is still ongoing. While Bard did have his moments during his 10 starts, he had a 5.30 ERA, walked (36) more batters than he struck out (34), and he's yet to recover from a meltdown June 3 in Toronto (1.2 innings, 6 walks). He's currently in Pawtucket, which surely feels much farther than 45 miles from Boston.