In 2007, Josh Bard was worth 3.1 WAR over 443 plate appearances. He walked almost as much as he struck out, and and ended up with a .768 OPS. He was a decent defensive catcher, even if he threw out only 8% of attempted base-stealers.
It is now 2010. Josh Bard, who has since become much, much worse, was worth 0.3 WAR over 126 plate appearances. His strikeout-to-walk ratio was a paltry 27-10, and his OPS was .633. He was a poor defensive catcher according to most metrics. However, he was better than Rob Johnson and Adam Moore, so he got a fair amount of playing time.
Bard had a few nifty home runs, but he wasn’t particularly valuable this season.
Outlook: Josh Bard could return to the M’s in 2011. It doesn’t really matter. He’s the position player equivalent of David Pauley in that he exists only as a stopgap.