Jeurys Familia 1 (Baron)

Jeurys Familia pitching well in the DWL

In six appearances for Los Gigantes del Cibao, Jeurys Familia has allowed two earned runs and three walks with 12 strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

Familia is unscored upon in five of his six outings.

Michael Baron, Contributor

Familia struggled in the Arizona Fall League, but it’s great to see him stabilize himself in the Dominican League. He missed most of last season due to a non-structural elbow injury, and so it’s been important for him to pitch consistently this winter and make up for as many innings as he can now. Unfortunately, the regular season is ending in the Winter Leagues, so it’s going to be difficult for Familia to get much more work. He could play a prominent, late-inning role in the bullpen in 2014 as his power arm could be very valuable for them, provided he has the necessary command.
36 comments
Muhammad Khan
Muhammad Khan

Hope he keeps doing well. I say we let him compete for either the 5 spot in rotation or as a set up guy to Parnell. I actually think the Mets have the arms to address their bullpen issues internally. Let's add more offense plz. I keep saying this over and over but we need another big bat in the middle of the line up

nagel100
nagel100

only health will prevent him from being one of the 6 guys in the pen. He and Black offer power arms and could have the 7th and 8th innings.

Clive Timothy Field
Clive Timothy Field

This kid showed me something before he hurt his arm,but if healthy in 2014 he'll help in 8th inning role in the pen

Anthony Testa
Anthony Testa

If these guys could ever stay on the field we might have something. Mejia an familia are an injury waiting I don't trust them

drmetfan
drmetfan

The Mets have arms to around for years to come. Our dept in the organization is very deep. If only these guys can stay healthy.

ac0814
ac0814

The Mets rotation and bullpen are going to be major strengths for years to come. If only they had some sort of offense................

bockers
bockers

Choo signed with Texas Rangers.Cruz will not be a Ranger.

He is the cleanup hitter to bat behind Wright and in front of

Granderson.Without a Nelson Cruz in the lineup the Mets are still a AAA team and will not draw over 15,000 fans per game.Spend $15-$17mm more and draw fans to Citifield.5,000 extra fan brings in greater than $25mm inside the park not

including the increase in TV and radio rights.



Brenton Corriveau
Brenton Corriveau

We could have a very good pen thy year and it should only get better the next few years with all the arms in the minors

The Feels
The Feels

If only he had an above average changeup. If he ever develops one, i still think he could start. 

yanksuck
yanksuck

Nice to see the commitment to developing bullpen arms as well as starters in this organization. The only way to have a great pen in mlb anymore is to have hard throwing kids coming through the system

airfeet
airfeet

@Muhammad Khan   Familia has no reason to compete for 5th spot in the rotation.  He's not a starter...

airfeet
airfeet

@nagel100   you're wrong.  Familia has never had any command.  To think he's a lock as a reliever barring injury is kind of a joke

xgamblorx
xgamblorx

@Anthony Testa Good health is part of a player's value, especially with pitchers. Every organization has those couple of guys who seem like they could be something pretty good if they could stay on the field.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

I think Mejia might be destined for a closer or 8th inning guy. He certainly has starters stuff, but his health is a problem. From what I read, his delivery puts a lot of strain on his elbow. I'm not sure he will ever be able to handle a starters work load.

Muhammad Khan
Muhammad Khan

@bockers. I couldn't agree with u more. We need another big stick in the line. We have a lot of question marks like DArnaud, Chris young , Tejada and Lagares. If we acquire Cruz he should able to give us 20+ Hr and 80+ RBI.

MMIAA
MMIAA

@bockers Yeh that makes a lot of sense for a guy who obviously knows he is on the decline.

oleosmirf
oleosmirf

@bockers Signing players just to draw in fans is what got us into this mess in the first place. 


If you build it they will come... 

CJM
CJM

@bockersNelson Cruz is going to suck if he goes to a park that isn't hitter-friendly. The guy is a mirage of a good hitter.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

We have a lot of starters coming up. I think it is smart to identify some guys whose stuff us better suited to the pen and groom them for the role in the minors.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Correct. It also helps to identify some guys whose stuff is best suited to the pen and prep them for that role. I don't agree with the philosophy that all relievers have to be guys that failed as starters.

nagel100
nagel100

@airfeet @nagel100 did not say he was a lock.  i just said he has a power arm and you can't teach 96.   the rest is up to him.  he is a candidate for the 7th inning.  He hasn't been healthy so if he is this year then we shall see what he has.

nagel100
nagel100

@kenmetskni once Noah takes a starter's job then Mejia moves to the pen or moves in a deal.

gloveman
gloveman

@kenmetskni we need to allow him the chance to start. He has always had good results when starting, and always poor results when relieving. As dolomite says, the tweeks to his delivery will take some strain off his elbow. 

dolemite
dolemite

@kenmetskniMejia's surgery was teh result of an older injury. He changed things up this year with the effort he was placing on the elbow and it really payed off with the results.  I think he showed enough to be considered a good starting option for us, or at the very least we should give him (and Familia) the chance to reestablish themselves as trade chips.

Erin II
Erin II

@oleosmirf  If Uncle Bernie and his victims are paying, the Mets have no problem spending it.

bockers
bockers

@CJM@bockers LMAO We need a power hitting OF.We already have 6 weak spots in the lineup.Look up Cruz's stats.

Gland1
Gland1

He's never ever played 1b at any professional level.

CJM
CJM

@bockers  It's funny that you tell me to look up his stats when you clearly have no clue. I HAVE looked up his stats, multiple times in fact. That's why I know he's an absolute crap hitter outside of Arlington. He would be terrible in any non hitter's park. .435 slugging percentage away from Texas. That is NOT power. He'd be worse than Jason Bay if he played 81 in Citi.

gameball
gameball

@kenmetskni 

Cruz is going to be a liability anywhere he plays in the field.

While his home/road splits were pretty even last year, his career road numbers suggest a guy who might not even crack a .700 OPS if he's playing half his games in CitiField.

That plus the suspicion that his best years were "enhanced," and the fact that he'll be a slow-footed 34 next season, makes me want to avoid him.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Can Cruz play 1B? I'd love to have his bat in the lineup, but I'd rather keep our OF defense strong.