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VIC BLACK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vic Black Feels Great, Could Begin Throwing Next Week

Andrew Harts of MLB.com spoke to Vic Black today, who told him that his arm and neck feel great. Black added that he expects to begin his off-season throwing program next week. Black had his season cut short in September due to a herniated disk that was causing neck pain and an unresponsive shoulder. After struggling with control, Black failed to make the team out of Spring Training...
Via Mets Merized Online
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Concerns Over Vic Black Arise In Loss To Nationals

Vic Black entered Saturday nights game as one of the brightest spots in a very bland season. Known for his blazing 95+ mile per hour fastballs, Black’s heat reached just 92.86 on average Saturday night according to FanGraphs. “Something didn’t feel right. It doesn’t hurt, it’s just like an ache and it feels weak, so we’ll see” Black said about his shoulder after the...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black Does Ice Bucket Challenge And Nominates Mr. Met (Video)

Very glad to see this ice bucket challenge spread everywhere.  New York Mets pitcher Vic Black, accepted the challenge and jumped into a pool of ice cold water. Before he jumped in, he nominated Mr. Met. Now that’s one person I would love to see involved with this challenge. Think Mr. Met will do it? I sure hope so. The post Vic Black Does Ice Bucket Challenge And Nominates Mr...
Via Geeks and Cleats
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Time To Promote Vic Black

I know that one out of ten of you will look at the title, jump to the comments, and then say something like “No way!” or “Too Wild!”. But please allow me to state my case. The Mets made the right call in having reliever Vic Black begin the season in the minors mostly due to what was literally a “wild” Spring Training. Black has often had bouts with his command throughout...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Vic Black be the Mets closer by season’s end?

The 2014 season didn’t get off to a fast start for Vic Black.  In ten spring training appearances, Black pitched to a 5.79 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in 9.1 IP, a showing that promptly had him demoted to minor league camp much earlier than anyone could have expected.  Fans and upper management envisioned Black as a key component to this year’s bullpen, but with his setback in spring...
Via Mets360.com
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black Will Start Season In Triple-A

March 25 Reliever Vic Black will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced this morning. Black, 25, has had a rough spring training and in 10 Grapefruit League games he has posted a 5.79 ERA, allowing 13 hits while walking 10 batters, in 9.1 innings pitched. No word yet on who replaces Black in the bullpen, but kudos to the Mets for making a tough decision like...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Vic Black the Mets’ primary setup man?

Vic Black is an intriguing character. When the Mets received him as the Player to be Named Later from the Marlon Byrd/John Buck trade, he immediately stepped into the New York bullpen where he put up a 3.46 ERA in 13 IP, struck out 12 and walked only 4. It was a nice sign from a guy who had an average fastball velocity of 95.5, and who can ratchet that up when needed. He appears...
Via Mets360.com
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will it be Vic Black at the back for the Mets?

Is Vic Black a viable contender for the New York Mets’ closer position in 2014? With the injury to incumbent closer, Bobby Parnell and the loss of LaTroy Hawkins, could Black emerge as a reliable closer for the team next year? Victor Lawrence Black, 25, throws right-handed. He stands 6’4″ and weighs 215 lbs.  After his acquisition by the Mets as part of the deal with the...
Via Mets360.com
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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