Yoenis Cespedes excited to be with the Mets for the 'next 3 years'

Cespedes was re-introduced Wednesday during a press conference at Citi Field Watch video NEW YORK -- Yoenis Cespedes is officially back in the Mets uniform.  Cespedes, who signed a three-year deal to stay with the Mets last week, was re-introduced Wednesday during a press conference at Citi Field.  "Now that it's official...
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Vic Black says goodbye to Mets fans in heartfelt note

Black remains a free agent Vic Black's tenure with the Mets appears to have come to an end.  The right-handed reliever posted a heartfelt farewell note to Mets fans on his Twitter account Tuesday, thanking them for their support over his three seasons in New York:  As some of you may have gathered my time with the New York Mets is at...
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Message From Vic Black: Thank You, New York

Thank You New York, by Vic Black As some of you may have gathered my time with the New York Mets is at its end. I didn’t play for 10 years nor was I an All-star or contributor to last seasons amazing run BUT I’ll never forget my time playing for the greatest fans/city in baseball. From walking the streets of Manhattan, to riding the 7 Line daily to Citi Field I was given moments...
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Juan Lagares Starting To Hit In Winter Ball

  Former Met Vic Black made his third appearance last night for the Aguilas Cibaenas and his second in as many nights. He pitched one inning giving up two runs on three hits, he had pitched 1.2... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap Of Mets Player Movement This Offseason

Last night ten Mets minor leaguers elected to become free agents including  Vic Black who was once a big part of New York’s bullpen. He struggled with numerous injuries this year and was unable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Among Minor Leaguers Electing Free Agency

Once promising hard throwing reliever Vic Black has seen his days with the New York Mets come to an end as he elected free agency today. Black was a bright spot in the Mets bullpen combining for a 2.83 ERA and 1.298 WHIP in 47.2 innings covering the 2013-2014 season. Black was traded to the Mets on August 29th, 2013 along with second baseman Dilson Herrera from the Pirates for Marlon...
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November 06, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s Been A Wasted Season For Vic Black

When I first learned that the Mets had traded Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Vic Black and Dilson Herrera, I remember searching the internet for scouting reports on our haul and I came across an article on FanGraphs entitled Vic Black, Pirates Closer of the Future – or something like that. After reading […]
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Future bleak for Black after Mets outright reliever to Triple-A

Vic Black was once considered a potential closer-in-waiting for the New York Mets. Now he appears to have zero future with the team.On a day when the National League East-leading Mets promoted seven players from the minors, Black was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas after clearing waivers to open a slot on the team's 40-man roster.The 27-year-old Black has struggled mightily at Las...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Matz One Step Closer, Black Blows Lead

Omaha 5, Las Vegas (68-58) 4 Vic Black had a night he would like to forget as he blew a 3-1 lead in the 9th inning as the 51′s lost and fell out of first place for the first time since April 28th. He allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking […]
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Alderson Says Mets Will Turn To Internal Bullpen Options… Applause.

Sandy Alderson told Mike Puma of the New York Post that any help to bolster the Mets bullpen will not come externally, but that they will look at in-house options like Vic Black. “I don’t foresee us making a trade,” Alderson said. “Black is certainly among the internal options we continue to monitor.” While Black […]
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Goeddel With Scoreless Frame For B’Mets, Black Takes Loss

  Iowa 4, Las Vegas (66-56) 3 Vic Black struck out Mike Baxter to start the 9th inning before allowing a double that right fielder Travis Taijeron misplayed allowing the hitter to go to third. Matt Szczur successfully executed the squeeze play to knock in the winning run. Black would then strike out Javier Baez […]
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Fulmer Impresses Again, Mejia Throws For Vegas

  Sacramento 14, Las Vegas (45-33)  7 Vic Black had a typical Vic Black outing walking three guys to load the bases but getting a strike out to end the inning without any damage. Jenrry Mejia also made an appearance on his way back pitching a scoreless 9th inning with two strikeouts. Starter Tyler Pill did not fare as well lasting only 3 innings giving up eight runs (seven earned...
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June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Black Blows Lead, Cecchini Homers

  Salt Lake 5, Las Vegas (41-32) 4 Las Vegas was clinging to a 4-2 lead heading into the bottom of the 8th inning when Vic Black was brought in for the 2nd straight night but was not as successful this time giving up a 3-run homerun to C.J. Cron that turned out to be the game winner. Seems very curious to pitch someone back-to-back days after not having pitched in 15 days. The...
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June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Vic Black Returns, Smith With Three RBI

  Las Vegas (41-31) 4, Salt Lake 3 F/10 Steven Matz was a mixed bag last night striking out eight but also giving up three extra base hits including a solo homerun in only 5 innings. He threw 83 pitches with 58 for strike while giving up three runs (two earned, his own throwing error) on five hits and zero walks. His ERA raised to 2.19 which still leads the PCL, strikeouts to a...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black and Eric Goedell Not Close to Returning

Reliever Vic Black, who has not pitched for the Mets at all so far this year due to a shoulder issue, has had another setback in his rehab recently, according to GM Sandy Alderson. This time it’s the groin that’s been bothering Black and he’s been unavailable to pitch for Triple-A as a result. Black has pitched for three different minor league levels during his rehab assignment...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Activated From DL and Optioned To Las Vegas

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets activated reliever Vic Black from the disabled list today and simultaneously optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas. Black, who began the season on the DL, has missed nearly two months of the season with right shoulder tendinitis. After a dozen uneven rehab outings,  Black had a 5.73 ERA and clearly needs to still work on some things...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Throws Perfect Inning, Hits 96 MPH on Gun

Vic Black continued his rehab last night, tossing a perfect inning for the Binghamton Mets against Trenton. Black reached as high as 96 MPH on the radar gun, although he did get himself into two full-count situations according to Metsmerized’s Michael Mayer. Black has missed the entire season with a herniated disk in his neck and shoulder problems. However, according to ESPN New...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Parnell Close To Returning, Velocity Up To 94-95 MPH

Terry Collins told reporters on Friday that Bobby Parnell had his velocity up to 94-95 miles per hour during his last rehab outing and that he is close to returning. “It was a huge step forward.” Parnell is expected to pitch for Double-A Binghamton on Friday night. As for Vic Black, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin says, “he’s not there yet.” May 26 Two key pieces of the Mets...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Is Ready To Return

Mets reliever Vic Black, who has been trying to come back from shoulder and neck issues, passed a significant hurdle last night. The right-hander has now pitched in back to back scoreless relief appearances with Double-A Binghamton and according to Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen, Black is now ready to come off the DL. However, whether or not Black is activated is up to the Mets...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Matz Magnificent Again, Black And Parnell Throw

Las Vegas (29-17) 9, Col. Springs 1 Steven Matz was on the hill again for Las Vegas last night continuing to do what he has done most of the season shutting the Sky Sox down for 7 innings after receiving a 5-0 lead to work worth in the 2nd inning. He didn’t give up any runs while only allowing three hits, walk one, seven strikeouts while needing only 77 pitches (52) strikes to...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black and Bobby Parnell Are Getting Closer

Two key pieces of the Mets bullpen, Bobby Parnell and Vic Black, are making progress in their rehabilitation processes. Vic Black pitched the seventh inning for the Binghamton Mets on Monday, only his second appearance since beginning his rehab assignment. He worked an easy 1-2-3 inning for the B-Mets with one strikeout. According to the stadium radar gun, Black was sitting around...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Started Throwing Wednesday

Good news for the Mets bullpen. According to Mets right handed reliever Vic Black was able to begin throwing on flat ground Wednesday as he continues to try to recover from his neck injury. Vic has been sidelined with a herniated disk in his left neck since last week. Manager Terry Collins said that the team will be careful with his injury and bring him up slowly...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Believes He Won’t Need Surgery

Mets right handed reliever Vic Black was at Citi Field with his Mets teammates, but he is still not close to coming back from the DL. Black has been taken out of minor league rehab appearances while being treated for a mildly herniated disk on the right side of his neck. It’s causing him nerve irritation. In his last rehab game, Black’s fastball was only 88 to 90 mph, well...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Has A Herniated Disk In Neck

The team announced that Vic Black has been diagnosed with a herniated disk in the right side of his neck after undergoing an MRI on his neck and shoulder this morning. The herniated disk is what was causing the weakness in his triceps, according to team doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The plan is for Black to undergo therapy and then he will be reexamined in one week...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Vic Black Has Continued Shoulder Soreness, Heading For MRI

Sandy Alderson announced that right-handed reliever Vic Black is heading to the hospital for an MRI of his neck and shoulder. Sandy said that Black continues to deal with the same neck and shoulder soreness that shelved him this Spring and resulted in him starting the season on the disabled list. It was apparent something was wrong when his velocity during his outing at Binghamton...
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April 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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