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.
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:43:59 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, April 8. He'll miss the rest of the 2014 season.
Fantasy Tip: This leaves a giant vacuum in the Mets' SV picture, which is currently being filled by Jose Valverde. This gives him some more leeway, and he's looked decent lately. But for the rest of the season, he's a shaky bet. Others, including Jeurys Familia, Gonzalez Germen and Vic Black or someone not currently on the club could chime in. Valverde is best used as a third mixed closer. Be careful.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:24:57 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he'll likely mix and match with eighth-inning setup duties. RP Kyle Farnsworth is a possibility, but so are RPs Jeurys Familia and Scott Rice, among others. The Mets will not immediately look to sign another late-inning reliever available on the free-agent market just yet. New York will also consider promoting SPs Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom for a bullpen role, but it's unlikely to happen soon.
Fantasy Tip: The only thing really clear for now is that Jose Valverde is the team's closer with Bobby Parnell (elbow) out. That could change, too, but based on Papa Grande's performance this spring and on opening day, he'll have a little rope to play with.
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 09:16:30 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (elbow) is dealing with an incomplete tear of the medial collateral ligament in his right elbow, and he'll need "complete rest" for two weeks.
Fantasy Tip: Parnell hasn't been able to stay healthy in his short time as the Mets' closer. Rubin suggests that Parnell will be out for an extended amount of time, since he won't be throwing at all for two weeks. It's likely we won't see Parnell back for at least a month and probably more. Jose Valverde, who impressed the club this spring, is expected to take over the ninth-inning duties. He should now be owned in all leagues. Vic Black (currently in the minors) and Jeurys Familia could also factor in down the road if Papa Grande falters.
Mon, 03 Feb 2014 19:12:08 -0800
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) struggled during Arizona Fall League, but he has been impressive in the Dominican Winter League. His fastball was clocked at 100 miles per hour, and he touched 99 miles per hour at the team's academy in the Dominican Republic, while consistently settling in the mid-90's. "He was throwing very, very hard with good command of all his pitches," Mets Director of Latin American Operations Juan Henderson said Monday, Feb. 3. "He was doing very, very well. What we saw down here was very encouraging."
Fantasy Tip: Familia is expected to work in a setup role for closer Bobby Parnell, and he could be a nice source of strikeouts, ERA and WHIP for rotisserie league owners if he fulfills his potential and can stay healthy.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:24:24 -0800
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia had an ERA of 6.48 while walking four and striking out 11 in 8 1/3 innings in the Arizona Fall League last year, and he allowed eight hits and six earned runs for a WHIP of 1.44. He has been very hittable in a relief role and is falling behind in counts often. Despite his struggles, he commands an electric mix of a fastball and slider that give him incredible upside, according to MLB.com's Bernie Pleskoff.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:54:30 -0700
New York Mets P Jeurys Familia will pitch in the Arizona Fall League this year.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:25:27 -0700
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia expects to play winter ball in the Dominican Republic for Indios del Cibao.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 12:10:29 -0700
The New York Mets have activated RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list. He made five rehab appearances for Class A Savannah before being activated.
Fantasy Tip: Despite being activated in time for a doubleheader against the Miami Marlins Saturday, Sept. 14, manager Terry Collins will probably avoid using Familia because he pitched for Savannah Thursday, Sept. 12, and Friday, Sept. 13. He has minimal fantasy value in all formats.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:03:06 -0700
New York Mets P Jeurys Familia (elbow) will play for Single-A Brooklyn in their last two games and then move to a playoff team elsewhere in the minor league system as he rehabs from June 5 elbow surgery. The Mets are hoping to recall Familia to the majors before the end of the year.