This offseason, I will be diving into the notable moves made and their impact to their individual teams and potential fantasy baseball implications.
Jeurys Familia has reportedly agreed to a 3 year/$30M deal to return to the New York Mets. I had Familia going back to the Mets (to be their closer) for 3 years and $36M in my Presidente’s 2018-2019 MLB Offseason Free Agent Predictions.
This one is a little surprising because you would think he could’ve found a closing gig somewhere… I mean this is a guy that had 51 saves in 2016 for the Mets… Maybe he wanted to show loyalty to the team that stood by him after he was arrested for domestic violence? Who knows?
The Mets paid damn near “closer money” for Familia to setup for Diaz and they are looking at a formidable 7-8-9 in 2019. Familia finished 2018 in Oakland and combined to throw 72 IP, 3.13 ERA (2.65 FIP) and 83 K/21 BB.
Overall the money is high for a setup man, but less than I expected him to get. I think there would be better deals for setup men but their FAMILIArity probably goes a long way… further than that lame dad joke.
Grade – B+
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