Star 2015 closer Jeurys Familia’s second round with the Mets is nearly over already
It’s hard to believe Jeurys Familia’s three-year contract with the Mets signed after the 2018 season is nearing its end. It feels like only yesterday I was sitting in my apartment late one night in December refreshing social media during the winter meetings waiting for Brodie Van Wagenen to strike.
A lot has changed since that night. I own a house now! And I kind of wish I had the money Familia was making to pay for every little expense that comes with it.
Familia was horrific in 2019 but had a much more favorable return in the shortened 2020 season. In 2021, he has often flirted with danger yet he continues to show he is capable of getting some big outs.
I’m personally torn as to whether or not he’s a viable candidate to return next season. Relatively young in terms of free agents, Rising Apple’s Leen Amin has already made the case to re-sign him; at the right price of course.
Familia hasn’t been with the Mets through it all as he was a 2018 trade casualty. Still, he was one of the biggest members of the 2015 Mets. This was a team a whole generation has relied on for fond memories. Anyone under 20 knows them as the lone Mets club to reach the World Series.