Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:20:54 -0700
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia had difficulty getting loose Tuesday, July 8, and will not be used Wednesday, July 9. Manager Terry Collins called it a red flag.
Fantasy Tip: Familia finished off the Braves last night in a non-save situation, when Jenrry Mejia was unavailable. Familia appears to be the No. 2 candidate for saves for the Mets, so he is worth a speculative add in NL-only and deep leagues, if you're searching for saves. However, if there is a health issue, Carlos Torres or Vic Black could be next in line.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:01:44 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (illness) remains unavailable Monday, June 16, after leaving after one inning with extreme stomach pain Sunday, June 15. Also unavailable Monday will be RPs Carlos Torres and Vic Black. Torres threw four innings and Black went two Sunday. Manager Terry Collins thinks RP Jenrry Mejia, who threw two innings Sunday, would be available.
Mon, 26 May 2014 15:24:47 -0700
The New York Mets have recalled RP Vic Black from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mon, 26 May 2014 14:23:35 -0700
The New York Mets are expected to recall RP Vic Black from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Sun, 25 May 2014 18:09:29 -0700
The New York Mets have optioned RP Vic Black to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Sat, 24 May 2014 08:04:38 -0700
The New York Mets will recall RP Vic Black from Triple-A Las Vegas to be the 26th player on the roster for the team's doubleheader Sunday, May 25.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:43:59 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, April 8. He'll miss the rest of the 2014 season.
Fantasy Tip: This leaves a giant vacuum in the Mets' SV picture, which is currently being filled by Jose Valverde. This gives him some more leeway, and he's looked decent lately. But for the rest of the season, he's a shaky bet. Others, including Jeurys Familia, Gonzalez Germen and Vic Black or someone not currently on the club could chime in. Valverde is best used as a third mixed closer. Be careful.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:16:30 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) is dealing with an incomplete tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow, and he'll need "complete rest" for two weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Parnell hasn't been able to stay healthy in his short time as the Mets' closer. Rubin suggests that Parnell will be out for an extended amount of time, since he won't be throwing at all for two weeks. It's likely we won't see Parnell back for at least a month and probably more. Jose Valverde, who impressed the club this spring, is expected to take over the ninth-inning duties. He should now be owned in all leagues. Vic Black (currently in the minors) and Jeurys Familia could also factor in down the road if Papa Grande falters.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:53:38 -0700
The New York Mets demoted RP Vic Black Tuesday, March 25, after it was believed he would serve as the primary eighth-inning setup man. Manager Terry Collins told Black he'd like to see him improve his command.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:23:02 -0800
The New York Mets signed free-agent RP Jose Valverde (Tigers) to a minor league contract.
Fantasy Tip: Valverde is a long shot to close many games for the Mets. He's basically an insurance policy in case Bobby Parnell isn't healthy from offseason neck surgery. Vic Black probably would assume the closer role if Parnell isn't ready for the start of the regular season, though.