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Oakland A’s in mix to acquire closer Jeurys Familia from Mets

The righty has an ERA of just 2.88 this season.

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As first reported by Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the A’s are in the mix to acquire Mets closer Jeurys Familia. The right-hander has been a steady presence in the Mets bullpen for the seven years now, saving 123 games since 2012.

While it sounds like the teams are progressing towards a deal, the details (and destination) of the potential trade are still very much in the air. Per Jerry Crasnick, money is a sticking point, and predictably other teams are interested in snagging Familia first.

While the deal is still in limbo, Familia is almost certainly on the move.

Will it be to the A’s? Tune in bright and early tomorrow to find out!

Familia facts

First, his stat line for the season:

Familia, 2018: 2.88 ERA, 40⅔ ip, 43 Ks, 14 BB, 1 HR, 36 hits, 2.53 FIP

On top of that, he’s got 17 saves and one hold while blowing four chances. He averages 97 mph with his fastball and hit triple-digits earlier in his career.

The 28-year-old has spent his entire career with the Mets, debuting in 2012 and first taking the closer role in 2015. He led MLB with 51 saves the next season. He missed over half of 2017 with an arterial clot in his throwing shoulder, and he hit the DL again this summer with a sore shoulder but quickly returned to action.

He has postseason experience, going all the way to the World Series with New York in 2015. However, he blew all three of his save opportunities in the Fall Classic that year.