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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...
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29 days ago  |  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...
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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,...
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October 05, 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...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Black Shut Down, Likely Out For Season

UPDATE (9/15/14) Terry Collins speaking before Monday nights game said that Vic Black will be shut down for five to six days as he continues to deal with a herniated disk. Given the amount of games left this season, it’s likely he has seen the end to his 2014 campaign. Original Story After seeing a stark decrease in velocity during Saturday night’s game, Vic Black has been scheduled...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black To Undergo MRI On Shoulder, Likely Out For Season

After seeing a stark decrease in velocity during Saturday night’s game, Vic Black has been scheduled to undergo an MRI on his throwing shoulder Monday. Even though Black told Ken Davidoff of the New York Post that an unspecified team doctor indicated that his shoulder just seemed fatigued, Terry Collins seemed to be taking no chances with his recently rehabilitated reliever saying...
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September 15, 2014  |  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...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Growing Pains Slow Mets Quest for Mediocrity

The Washington Nationals demolished the New York Mets, 10-3, on a chilly Saturday evening in Flushing. Nationals OF Bryce Harper kicked off the scoring for his club with a two-run home run in the second inning. The blast came less than 24 hours removed from Harper’s vicious glare at Mets closer Jenrry Mejia for his post-game celebration. Anthony Rendon tallied four hits to boost...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Vic Black returns from DL

The New York Mets scored two runs in the ninth to defeated the Colorado Rockies on Monday by the score of 3-2. The win improved the Mets to 69-75 on the season, fourth in the National League East. On the injury front, Vic Black returned from the disabled list and entered the game in the eighth inning with the score tied at one. #454917930 / gettyimages.comOur own Rose Ingberman...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Fans Can We Still Believe?

Daniel Murphy Mets – Photo Credit – Paul Hadsall No one wanted Daniel Murphy to get hurt but sometimes things happen over the course of a 162 game season and for Murphy his All-Star 2014 season is in jeopardy of being played out on the disabled list.  What fans are thrilled about is that the New York Mets have decided to call up Binghamton Mets (AA) 2B Dilson Herrera.  Herrera...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets activate Daisuke Matsuzaka, place reliever Vic Black on DL

  The New York Mets have put reliever Vic Black on the 15-day disabled list because of a herniated disk in his neck and activated right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Mets made the moves before Thursday night's game against Atlanta. Matsuzaka was put on the 15-day DL on July 26 with elbow inflammation. Black received a cortisone shot on Wednesday. General manager Sandy Alderson...
Via AP on Fox
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets activate RHP Matsuzaka, put RHP Black on DL

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have put reliever Vic Black on the 15-day disabled list because of a herniated disk in his neck and activated right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Mets made the moves before Thursday night's game against Atlanta. Matsuzaka was put on the 15-day DL on July 26 with elbow inflammation. Black received a cortisone shot on Wednesday. General manager...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black Headed To DL, Matsuzaka Recalled

UPDATE: Thursday, August 28th, 6:53pm According to the Mets, Vic Black is heading to the DL and will be replaced by Daisuke Matsuzaka on the active roster. Original Story Vic Black has been one of the brightest stars for the Mets this season. He’s pitched to 2.20 ERA over 32.2 and has 31 strikeouts. With that great success comes an even greater relief that the stud righty should...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Vic Black Will Try To Avoid DL With Herniated Disc

Vic Black has been one of the brightest stars for the Mets this season. He’s pitched to 2.20 ERA over 32.2 and has 31 strikeouts. With that great success comes an even greater relief that the stud righty should be ok after a few days rest. Black had missed the last few games with a sore neck and went for an MRI on Wednesday. To everyones relief, the MRI showed a slightly herniated...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Flashback: Why 19 Is Greater Than 69

This is an article I wrote exactly 365 days ago, when the Mets initially traded John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later, which turned out to be Vic Black. As you can see, I was a huge fan of the trade at the time, but little did I know that one year later, Herrera would be the Mets’ top hitting prospect,...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Up 3 Down: Cubs Split With Mets

The Mets split their most recent 4 game series with the Chicago Cubs, below are some key takeaways between the final scores. 3 Up 1. Zack Wheeler is exciting to watch and he’s backing up his electric arsenal of pitches with some great results. This series was no different, as Wheels went 6.2 innings on Friday night, allowing only 4 hits while striking out 10. When he exited the...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

There Is No Dana, Only Fools

I want to touch on Carlos Torres’ great outing on Monday, as he went five innings while giving up three hits and striking out six in an emergency start after pitching a third of an inning the day before. But I can’t do that without mentioning the reason for Torres’ emergency start, as Bartolo Colon left to be with his ill mother before she passed away. So as you think of Torres...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Cubs 3

The Mets beat the Chicago Cubs for the second straight night by the score of 7-3 at Citi Field. Jon Niese started and pitched impressively, holding the Cubs to three runs in six-plus innings, scattering seven hits and two walks while striking out six batters. Niese got the victory and now has back-to-back quality starts after a rough return from the DL. Vic Black bailed Niese out...
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August 16, 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...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

3 waiver trade candidates the Mets should consider

With one of the most flurrious and activity-filled trade deadlines, the Mets decided to stand pat with the cards that they had, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  But of course, just because the July 31st trade deadline has come and gone, there still can be trades made until August 31st when the waiver trade deadline comes. Last year, Sandy Alderson architected one the best...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Herrera Coming On Strong, Continues To Impress With Bat

Last August the Mets sent catcher John Buck and outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates for reliever Vic Black and second baseman Dilson Herrera, a trade that benefited both sides with the Pirates getting the best of Byrd in their playoff run and the Mets working Black into their bullpen plans and Herrera into their future infield plans. Even though Black has made...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets’ Farm System Has A Bumper Crop At Second Base

Much has been made of the Met organization’s penchant for accumulating shortstop prospects in recent years, a strategy that has paid dividends for many teams in the past. Generally speaking, players capable of handling what is considered the most demanding defensive slot on the fair territory side of the field are usually judged to be able to make the move to any other non-battery...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

According to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, Terry Collins handled the eighth inning initially with Vic Black on Monday because the staff had advised Collins to stay away from Jeurys Familia. “I talked to the pitching guys today and they said, ‘Listen, if you can give him a night, give him a night, because he can use it,’” Collins said. “If you think about it...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Pirates 3, Mets 2 (11 innings)

The Mets dropped a tough one on Friday night at PNC Park, falling to the Pirates by the score of 3-2 in extra innings. After a very wild Vic Black allowed a one out walk to pinch hitter Clint Barmes in the bottom of the 11th and then Josh Harrison launched a walk-off RBI double to give the Bucs a dramatic win. It was the third straight loss for the Mets who are now in last place...
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June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Pirates 5, Mets 2

The Mets opened up their four game series with the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 5-2 loss on Thursday night at PNC Park. Daisuke Matsuzaka started the game for the Mets and was tagged for five earned runs on five hits including a three-run homer by Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco. Dice-K didn’t have it tonight and was all over the place walking four batters, hitting one and throwing...
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June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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