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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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2 days ago  |  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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2 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  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

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...
April 21, 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...
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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...
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...
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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