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The future of the Mets bullpen

It’s been a very common issue with the Mets over the past number of seasons and this year is no different. The team has good starting pitching, along with a good lineup. But it’s the bullpen that continues to worry Mets fans all over. The year didn’t start off well, as Bobby Parnell went down with an injury that required surgery and will keep him out of the 2014 season. Vic...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black Lands On 51s DL With Pinched Nerve In Neck

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reported today that reliever Vic Black has landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas with a pinched nerve on the right side of his neck, although the injury is believed... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black Placed On Minor League DL With Pinched Nerve

Adam Rubin is reporting that reliever Vic Black has landed on the disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas with a pinched nerve on the right side of his neck, although the injury is believed to be minor. Black walked two and hit a batter in his first 51s appearance, apparently feeling healthy. The next morning he felt the pinched nerve. He resumed throwing Sunday with no ill effects and...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Nieuwenhuis With Four Hits, Black Was Wild

Las Vegas 9 , Fresno 2 Rafael Montero was dominant in his first outing of the season. The right hander tossed six shutout innings, allowed just four hits and struck out six while walking none. Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 with a homer, two runs scored and an RBI. Zach Lutz drove in four on a grand slam. Cesar Puello had a tough go in his first taste of PCL, going 0 for 4...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Following Parnell Injury, Where Do The Mets Turn For a Closer?

With Bobby Parnell sidelined for at least the next two weeks, it brings to question what the New York Mets should do in regards to their closer situation. While the Mets have possible in-house options with the likes of Jose Valverde, and Kyle Farnsworth and Vic Black, there are also some other options out there as well. First of all let’s calm down on Valverde, yes he struck out...
Via The Daily Stache
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets closer Bobby Parnell has torn MCL

Mets closer Bobby Parnell has been diagnosed with a partial tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow and will be shut down indefinitely. He received a platelet rich injection and will now rest for two weeks before possibly resuming a throwing program. If that doesn’t alleviate the problem, it’s likely he’ll have season ending surgery of the Tommy John variety...
Via FF Locker Room
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Announce Bobby Parnell Has Partail MCL Tear In Elbow

April 1 Bobby Parnell was diagnosed with an incomplete tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow on Tuesday, the Mets announced. After an MRI & clinical evaluation at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, he received a Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection and has been prescribed complete rest for approximately two weeks. Looks like Jose Valverde is now...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets 2014 season predictions

With the 2014 season set to get underway, we want to give you our writers predictions on how the season is going to go. We would love to hear your thoughts and predictions as well. Craig: (83-79) The Mets will improve from last season and be on track to be even better next year. But I don’t see them getting to the 90 wins that Sandy Alderson said was possible.  Their pitching...
Via NYMetsLife
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Parnell Not Worried By Decreased Velocity

One of the most important players vital to our success this season is closer Bobby Parnell who proclaimed his spring training “mission accomplished.” However, the New York Post writes that Parnell never displayed his signature high-90s heat all spring. The righthander counters by saying his main objective was rounding into pitching shape after undergoing surgery last September...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Across America

No need to beware the Ides of March, folks. Because the New York Mets are busy spreading cheer from coast to coast with their impressive baseball skills. On the east coast, the Mets were led by Dillon Gee battling past the Twins lineup and Chris Young's long home run to tie Minnesota 3-3. It would have been a Mets victory except for Vic Black continuing his campaign to make...
Via Metstradamus
22 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Black On Being Optioned To Minors: “I Didn’t See It Coming”

Thoughts from Joe D. 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...
Via Mets Merized Online
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Have Your Spirit Animals Spayed Or Neutered

I’ve been singing the praises of Vic Black this off-season no matter the platform. I’ve gushed on this blog. I’ve praised him on podcasts. I’ve raved to friends. I’ve even gone up to complete strangers on the subway and just started yelling “VIC BLACK!” arbitrarily. (And some of those people actually have be a dollar just to get me to go away. Try it … it works.)...
Via Metstradamus
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black On Being Optioned To Minors: “I Didn’t See It Coming”

March 25 update by Joe D. Reliever Vic Black has been optioned and will begin the season in Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced via Twitter this morning. “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...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Recap: Nationals 7, Mets 3

The Mets traveled to Viera to play the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium with Zack Wheeler facing off against Stephen Strasburg. The Mets quickly scored three runs off Strasburg in the third, but it was all downhill from there as the Mets were defeated by the Nationals 7-3. The loss dropped their Grapefruit League record to 14-12. Wheeler pitched out a jam in the first...
Via Mets Merized Online
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Vic Black No Longer A Lock For Bullpen Spot

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York wonders, “Is Vic Black giving away what has been viewed as a secure bullpen spot?” It’s certainly a question worth asking. Black, who was considered a pillar in the pen after pitching impressively upon joining the Mets, has failed to carry that success into spring training. Thus far in 8 innings this spring, the 6’4 Texan has pitched to a 6.75...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

#MetsTwitterBrackets Second Round Part 2

Yesterday the “Journalists” and “Mets on Twitter” regions squared off for a spot in the Sweet 16.  #9 seed David Lennon advanced and will take on #4 seed, and fellow Newsday writer, Marc Carig.  #3 seed Jared Diamond fought off the #6 seed Howard Megdal, to advance and face the #7 seed, Anthony DiComo. In the “Mets on Twitter” region, #1 seed Matt Harvey squeaked by...
Via The Daily Stache
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Recap: Mets 5, Cardinals 3

The Mets were home today at Tradition Field to face the St. Louis Cardinals and Daisuke Matsuzaka was on the mound to face Red Birds pitcher Shelby Miller. Behind a strong pitching performance from Dice-K and timely hitting, the Mets defeated the Cardinals 5-3 and improved their Grapefruit League record to 14-11. The Mets once again went with the pitcher batting eighth and this time...
Via Mets Merized Online
25 days ago  |  Discuss

MMN Prospect Spotlight: Vic Black

Vic Black, RHP Height: 6’4” Weight: 215 lbs. Age: 25 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Vic Black was acquired as the ‘player to be named later’ in the deal that sent Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates last... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via MetsMinor.net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets and Twins Play to a 3-3 Tie

The Mets hosted the Minnesota Twins at Tradition Field and played to a 3-3 nine inning tie on Saturday at Port St. Lucie. Dillon Gee started the game for the Mets and tossed three scoreless innings. Gee surrendered five hits while walking none and striking out three, and lowers his ERA to 1.69 for the Spring. Despite the solid outing, Gee said he wasn’t as efficient as he would...
Via New York Mets Report
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black is the key to the Mets bullpen

The Mets bullpen has always been one of the question marks of the team. And this year is no different. The team comes into March with a closer coming off of injury and a ton of young talent competing for big league jobs. Jose Valverde and Kyle Farnsworth were brought in as veteran arms to compete and mentor the young talent. Now with opening day just a few weeks away, the bullpen...
Via Mets360.com
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Looking At Mets’ Bullpen; Parnell To Throw Today

Closer Bobby Parnell insists he will be ready for Opening Day, which, if it happens, is good news for the New York Mets. Parnell is scheduled to throw one inning in an intrasquad game today, pitching mostly to David Wright and Daniel Murphy. If Parnell isn’t ready, Vic Black is first in line to be closer. However, after walking the bases loaded Tuesday, his command is an obvious...
Via New York Mets Report
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Game Thread #2: Black Struggles

Vic Black is 25, throws a wicked fastball, and will open the season as the closer if Bobby Parnell isn’t ready. Of course, he must do better with his control. Black blew away Astros first baseman Jesus Guzman on three pitches to close the Houston sixth, but struggled with his command as he walked the bases loaded in the seventh. Black worked one inning and threw 34 pitches. In...
Via New York Mets Report
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Mets Projections: Vic Black

Fantasy season means players projections are ubiquitous right now. This is part of a multi-week series where we will go over projections player by player, averaging what we can to see how the computer models and pundits think the 2014 Mets players will do. Vic Black is slated to be a late inning player out of the pen this year, possibly closing if Parnell isn’t on track. Lets take...
Via 213 Miles From Shea
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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