So what if he fell victim to Royals magic in the World Series? Jeurys Familia was a revelation in the closer role last year, claiming the job from an injured Jenrry Mejia in the first week of April and making everyone wonder why it wasn't his in the first place. He ranked fourth among full-time closers in ERA, third in saves and second in Fantasy points, and as a proven bat-misser on a team built to win the close ones with its arsenal of aces, there's no reason he couldn't repeat the feat this year. His ratios aren't as eye-popping as ... well, you know who: Kenley Jansen, Craig Kimbrel, Aroldis Chapman, etc. But after those three, as well as Andrew Miller and Wade Davis, Familia is as attractive of a pick as anyone.
Familia agreed to a one-year, $4.1 million deal with the Mets on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The 26-year-old righty took advantage of his opportunity as the Mets' closer last season, notching 43 saves to become the third-most prolific closer in baseball for the 2015 campaign. He'll enjoy a significant pay raise based on the merits of his impressive effort in 2015, going up to $4.1 million from $523,925. Familia figures to enter spring training with a strong hold on the closer's role.
Mets closer Jeurys Familia worked a perfect ninth inning to cap off the 4-3 win over the Marlins on Monday night. Familia needed just nine pitches to retire the side, claiming his 41st save of the season, which currently ranks third in the National League.
Jeurys Familia became the first Mets closer since 2006 to record 40 saves in a season, as he slammed the door on the 6-4 win over the Braves on Saturday. Familia made quick work of the Braves, throwing 12 of his 15 pitches for strikes in his perfect inning. Familia has converted 13 consecutive save opportunities, allowing just one earned run over that span.
Mets closer Jeurys Familia had no problem closing out the Nationals, retiring the side in order to finish off a three-game sweep and put New York in control of the NL East. Familia needed just nine pitches to blow through the Nationals, registering two strikeouts, to pick up his 39th save of the season, good enough for third in the NL.
Mets closer Jeurys Familia gave up a run for the first time in a month, but he was able to seal the deal on the 3-1 victory over the Phillies on Monday. Familia allowed two hits and a walk to the first three men he faced in the ninth inning. But he was able to enduce a run-scoring double play and then struck out Andres Blanco to end the game. Familia recorded his 36th save of the season. Familia had strung together 16 consecutive scoreless outings prior to Monday's hiccup. He still owns a 1.78 ERA this season.