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VIC BLACK RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vic Black Expects A Better Spring

After a poor showing in spring training last year, Mets reliever Vic Black feels more mentally prepared coming into camp this season. Black struggled mightily with his control last spring, walking ten batters in nine innings. As a result of this performance, he did not make the Mets Opening Day roster. In an article by Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Black talks about how he has changed...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets To Call-Up Vic Black For Sunday’s Doubleheader

The team announced that reliever Vic Black is joining the Mets to be a 26th player for their doubleheader on Sunday. Black was expected to make the the Mets bullpen out of spring camp, but struggled with his control and was assigned to Triple-A. He has seven saves for Las Vegas and a 1.45 ERA in 17 games spanning 18.2 innings. He’s allowed 12 hits and 17 walks, while striking...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 24, 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

Black Shocked He Was Demoted

Reliever Vic Black has been optioned and will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced via Twitter on Wednesday. “I didn’t see it coming, but I also couldn’t expect anything different really because what I did was struggle all spring,” Black said. “And that’s not what they’re trying to put together on the team right now. Like they said, especially...
Via New York Mets Report
March 27, 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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