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Familia To Remain Closer When Parnell Returns

Jeurys Familia will remain the Mets closer after Bobby Parnell and Vic Black return from their rehab stints, reports MMO’s Clayton Collier from Citi Field. “If Bobby Parnell and Vic Black show up tomorrow, Jeurys Familia will still close,” Terry Collins said in his pre-game media session. Since taking over as the team’s closer, Familia has gone 5-for-5 in save opportunities...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap 4/17: Black and Parnell Throw, Everyone Wins!

Las Vegas 7, Sacramento 4 Matt Reynolds hit a 3-run home run in the top of the 6th to give the Las Vegas 51′s a 4-2 lead and they went on to beat Sacramento 7-4. Reynolds finished 2-4 on the night and is now hitting 7-20 with five RBI over his last five games. Alex Castellanos was also 2-4 on the night and hit a 2-run homer in the 8th inning to extend the 51′s lead. Dilson Herrera...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Who Gets Replaced When Black and Parnell Return?

Adam asks… During the Mets broadcast on Wednesday night, Gary Cohen reported that Vic Black and Bobby Parnell started pitching in rehab games and are getting close to rejoining the Mets bullpen. Which two pitchers will need to go to make room for them? Keep up the great work! Brian replies… Erik Goeddel will probably be the first to get sent down when Black and Parnell return...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Active For St. Lucie Tonight

Update: Relievers Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are both active and available tonight for the St. Lucie Mets as they take on the Brevard County Manatees in Viera, Florida. 9:00 AM Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bobby Parnell and Vic Black Set to Begin Rehab Assignments

Relief is coming to Mets Land. A Mets bullpen which has been somewhat ravaged by injuries – although you’d never know it judging by it’s excellent performance – will be getting a couple of key members back soon. Bobby Parnell and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments with Single-A St. Lucie in the next few days according to Mets GM Sandy Alderson. Parnell...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell ready to begin rehab assignment

The New York Mets may soon be getting back two members of their bullpen. Pitchers Bobby Parnell (Tommy John surgery) and Vic Black are set to begin minor league rehab assignments this weekend. Ideally Parnell would be able to move into the Mets closers role when he returns to the big leagues. Jenrry Meija is currently sidelined with an elbow issue. Parnell has not pitched at the...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Still Plenty Of Questions For Mets

The Mets have their Opening Day roster, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have questions or concerns. This is a team GM Sandy Alderson said has the potential to win 90 games. But, it is the spring and everybody has the right to be optimistic – even overly optimistic. Yes, Matt Harvey is back – and with a chip on his shoulder – but, remember he’s only won 12 games in the...
Via New York Mets Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets GM Says Vic Black Is Likely Heading To The DL

Vic Black threw another bullpen session off a mound at Tradition Field on Monday, however general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters afterward that it is unlikely that Black is ready for Opening Day. If Black begins the season on the disabled list then the Mets can backdate it to March 9, giving the righthander a little more time to strengthen his problematic shoulder. This will...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Remain Confident They’ll Acquire Lefty Reliever In Coming Week

After Saturday’s 10-2 win, the Mets re-assigned reliever Scott Rice to minor league camp. The move now leaves just Dario Alvarez and Sean Gilmartin as the only lefthanded relievers in big league camp. Adam Rubin wrote in his briefing this morning that the Mets’ left-handed relief answer may very well come from outside the organization in the next week. Additionally, Joel...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Four Mets Bullpen Updates, Opening Day Projection

Here are four things we learned today about the Mets bullpen and relievers, followed by my opening day projection. 1. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that closer Bobby Parnell could return as soon as mid-April. The Mets initially estimated a May 1 return so this indicates that Parnell is progressing well and ahead of schedule. Parnell is slated to pitch on the minor league side...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Murphy, Black Should Open Season On DL

It’s getting to be time for the Mets where they must start seriously thinking about their Opening Day roster and whom might be on the disabled list. While there’s nothing official, the Mets are holding out hope for Daniel Murphy (right hamstring) and reliever Vic Black (right shoulder) to be ready. Seems like wishful thinking. MURPHY: Should open on DL. (AP) The Mets backed...
Via New York Mets Report
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Black In Danger Of Starting Season On DL (Shoulder)

Reliever Vic Black, who has not pitched since March 9 due to right shoulder tendinitis, soft-tossed off flat ground on Tuesday, but is still not ready to return to game action. GM Sandy Alderson called Black a question mark for Opening Day and with less than two weeks left to build his arm strength, Black could join Bobby Parnell and Josh Edgin On the DL to begin the season. ...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black To Throw On Flat Ground Today (Shoulder Pain)

Reliever Vic Black is scheduled to throw on flat ground on Monday. Black completed his regimen of anti-inflammatory medication on Sunday, and gained clearance from medical staff to pick up a baseball. Black recently had an MRI that showed no structural damage and was diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. With only two weeks to Opening Day, Black might open the season on the DL, writes...
Via Mets Merized Online
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Shut Down Black’s Throwing Program (Shoulder Pain)

According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets have temporarily shut down Vic Black’s throwing program after he experienced pain again in his shoulder while throwing on Tuesday. “I want to say two more days. That will be the end of the days on the medication,” Black told the News, indicating that he’ll resume throwing once the anti-inflammatory meds are finished...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Parnell and Black Injury Updates, Wheeler Declines Comment

Closer Bobby Parnell had been scheduled to pitch in a minor-league game today, however he told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that  that plan has been scrapped and instead he’ll throw another bullpen session this morning. “It’s all good,” he told Rubin. Parnell is sidelined with a left hamstring injury. He is expected to begin the season on the disabled list with a possible...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black’s MRI Showed No Structural Damage to Shoulder

Reliever Vic Black told reporters this morning that his MRI revealed no structural damage to his right shoulder. He had one last January that showed similar results. The plan for Black is to take a couple of days to rest the shoulder,  throw a bullpen, and then get back into a normal routine. Black added that he is not concerned, and that it’s not connected with the necK issue...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Wheeler Scratched From Start, Black Had MRI

In a time where pitching seems to be at a surplus for the Mets, it may prove to be a wise move that they did not unload their excess arms this past offseason. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told the media Friday that right hander Zack Wheeler has been scratched from his Saturday start against the Washington Nationals due to elbow tendinitis and a blister underneath his right...
Via Baseball Essential
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Had MRI On Shoulder, No Results Yet

Vic Black underwent an MRI on his right throwing shoulder this morning, the team announced. The team said it was a precautionary scan. No results as of yet, but Anthony DiComo says: “There is no such thing as a “precautionary” MRI. May not be serious, but teams don’t check players for no reason.”
Via Mets Merized Online
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Intrasquad and Grapefruit League Pitching Assignments

The Mets will have an intrasquad game on Tuesday before beginning their Grapefruit League games on Wednesday. Here’s the pitchers slated to go for Tuesday’s noon intrasquad game: Team Blue Jonathon Niese Rafael Montero Sean Gilmartin Carlos Torres Vic Black Team Orange Zack Wheeler Jenrry Mejia Buddy Carlyle Jeurys Familia The Mets also announced the pitching assignments for...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Mets Win Without That Big Splash Free Agent?

There are two different ways you can lose 80-games. You can lose 80-games as a really bad team or you can lose 80-games as a team that has shown signs of growth. Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes the Mets are the latter. If you begin to dissect the team, you can start to see his point. Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Vic Black, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

With Core In Place, Mets Can Win Without Spending Big

There are two different ways you can lose 80-games. You can lose 80-games as a really bad team or you can lose 80-games as a team that has shown signs of growth. Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes the Mets are the latter. If you begin to dissect the team, you can start to see his point. Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Vic Black, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia,...
Via Mets Merized Online
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Juan Lagares, Dilson Herrera, Vic Black, Jenrry Mejia

It's theoretically possible for the New York Mets to finish 2014 with a .500 record, but they'll have to win all five remaining games. The Nats and Astros stand in their way. Also hampering the Mets  are several injuries, which are reviewed below.The season is over for center fielder Juan Lagares (right elbow discomfort) but he will not need surgery, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Juan Lagares, Dilson Herrera, Vic Black Done For The Season

Update (September 23rd, 2014) Terry Collins announced on Tuesday evening that while Juan Lagares won’t need surgery, he is done for the season. He added that Dilson Herrera and Vic Black are also done for the year and earlier in the day it was announced that Jacob deGrom would not make his final start of 2014. Original Story (September 17th, 2014) Juan Lagares left Tuesday night’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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