Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:20:54 -0700
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia had difficulty getting loose Tuesday, July 8, and will not be used Wednesday, July 9. Manager Terry Collins called it a red flag.
Fantasy Tip: Familia finished off the Braves last night in a non-save situation, when Jenrry Mejia was unavailable. Familia appears to be the No. 2 candidate for saves for the Mets, so he is worth a speculative add in NL-only and deep leagues, if you're searching for saves. However, if there is a health issue, Carlos Torres or Vic Black could be next in line.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:00:08 -0700
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia needs a night of rest, so RP Jeurys Familia will close Tuesday, July 8, if there is an opportunity.
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:01:04 -0700
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia (back) said his back remains tight, but it has improved, and he's not in pain. He's awaiting clearance from a doctor to throw Friday, June 13.
Fantasy Tip: Jeurys Familia is the next in line for save opportunities behind Mejia, and he could see a chance tonight if Mejia is deemed unavailable. Familia is probably widely available still, so if you're in need of saves, stashing Familia now is the right thing to do.
Wed, 28 May 2014 13:35:55 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins has a lot of confidence in RP Jeurys Familia because of the way he's throwing lately, and Familia could be another candidate for save chances alongside RP Jenrry Mejia.
Fantasy Tip: Familia threw 1 2/3 innings of one-hit shutout ball to record the save Wednesday, tossing 15 of his 19 pitches for strikes. Mejia was unavailable. For now, Collins is just considering giving Familia some opportunities. As long as Mejia continues to perform well at the back end of the bullpen, he should be the guy that Collins trusts most as the main ninth-inning stopper.
Thu, 15 May 2014 08:32:49 -0700
Updating a previous item, New York Mets RP Kyle Farnsworth refused an outright assignment to the minor leagues Wednesday, May 14, and elected free agency instead. "Hopefully find a team to play against this team," Farnsworth said. "I'm very bitter right now." The Mets saved around $750,000 by cutting Farnsworth now, since the signed an advance letter of consent before the year, allowing the team to avoid paying his full contract if he was gone before the 45th day he was on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: Jeurys Familia is now considered the favorite to take over the vacant closer role for New York, with Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jose Valverded looming as possibilities if he falters. Familia should now be owned in all leagues.
Tue, 13 May 2014 13:10:56 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said the closer situation is being determined on a game-by-game basis with RP Kyle Farnsworth having a heavy workload recently. Collins said RPs Jose Valverde, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jeurys Familia will all be under consideration for a save Tuesday, May 13.
Fantasy Tip: Farnsworth is on a slippery slope right now and could be one blown save or poor outing away from being demoted. If you're looking for long-term possibilities for saves on this club, Familia is probably your best bet.
Mon, 12 May 2014 06:33:11 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said RP Jeurys Familia is inching closer to be named the closer.
Fantasy Tip: Kyle Farnsworth hasn't been terrible, but he's not missing as many bats as he did in his younger days. Familia needs to be picked up in NL-only leagues and mixed leagues if you're in need of saves.
Tue, 06 May 2014 08:31:46 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka blew a three-run lead in the eighth inning in a loss to the Miami Marlins Monday, May 5. Matsuzaka walked the first two hitters he faced in the inning. "When I was warming up in the bullpen, I was struggling with my command," Matsuzaka said through an interpreter. "Going into the game, I just tried to focus on the batter and getting outs. But I couldn't control my body well today. I really regret taking away Niese's win and the team win." Matsuzaka had walked six in 10 1/3 innings in seven relief appearances prior to Monday's outing, but he was working for the third straight day after warming up in the bullpen Sunday, May 4. RPs Carlos Torres and Jeurys Familia were unavailable to pitch Monday.
Fantasy Tip: Such are the perils of owning Dice-K in hopes he receives some save opportunities. He technically isn't even the closer - that job belongs to Kyle Farnsworth - making him mainly an NL-only commodity desperate owners.
Fri, 25 Apr 2014 14:28:50 -0700
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia hasn't been used in a game since last Friday, but manager Terry Collins said Familia is healthy. Familia is now in the long-relief role with RPs Daisuke Matsuzaka and Carlos Torres in late-inning roles. Collins plans to get Familia into a game soon.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:13:35 -0700
New York Mets RP Kyle Farnsworth was hunched over and shaking his forearm after the game Monday, April 21, but the team said their new closer is "fine." Farnsworth acknowledged flexing forearm after his save Monday, but he said it's just a sign of being "old." He might not be available to close Tuesday, April 22, because he's been warmed up frequently recently.
Fantasy Tip: That's not what you want to hear from a 38-year-old reliever that was just put into the closing role. Don't lose sight of Jose Valverde or Jeurys Familia, who could see save opportunities if Farnsworth breaks down health-wise.