The Mets aren’t going anywhere any time soon and should start to look for places to ship Jeurys Familia, who is going to be a free agent after this season.
Jeurys Familia is going to be a free agent in a few months. Regardless of whether or not the Ne York Mets offer him a contract starting next season, it might be best to flip him to a contender so that they can get something in return that can help in the future.
Familia has been great really. There have been many stretches where he could have been viewed as a top-five closer throughout his career. But other than those stretches, he’s been way too unpredictable.
Take this season for instance. He was as good as he could be over the first few weeks. After his first 11 outings, he hadn’t given up a single run. 11.1 scoreless innings and eight saves to go with that.
That was on April 20th. Fast forward to the final day of June and his ERA was above 3 to go along with four losses and he only racked up another six saves during that span.
In April, it looked like 2018 could be a repeat of 2015 when his ERA was just 1.85. It also looked like he could easily break his own record for saves in a season.
But times have changed, and right now maybe the 28-year-old isn’t someone that the Mets really need right now. Two years ago, it looked like Familia could have a great career with the Mets but now it looks like the Mets will be better off getting what they can for him.
He can still do very well and will have one of his impressive streaks every now and then, therefore he should be a good fit for someone who is contending. But where could he go for the final few months before he hits free agency?