One familiar face that departed Queens just ahead of the 2017 trade deadline is a New York Met once again.
Right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia, age 29, has returned following a brief stint with the Oakland Athletics, as first reported by Jeff Passan.
Free agent reliever Jeurys Familia has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets, sources familiar with the deal tell Yahoo Sports. Deal is pending a physical.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 13, 2018
Familia tossed out a 3.13 ERA in 72 total innings last year, but was noticeably better with the Metropolitans (2.88 ERA, 2.55 FIP in 40.2 frames). He was 8-6 overall on the season with 18 saves.
As details began to emerge on the terms of the deal, we learned from insider Jon Heyman that Familia is going to be making a nice chunk of change.
Yep, that's Lance Lynn money right there.
(For a man who received a suspension in 2017 for a violation of the MLB's domestic violence policy, that sum is practically a coup).
The Mets remain ambitious this offseason under new GM Brodie Van Wagenen, and they show no signs of slowing down. While they may not end up parting with Noah Syndergaard, it's clear that this team has more than simply a fresh coat of paint with this new front office.