Jeurys Familia endured a difficult season, partly of his own making. After an All-Star campaign in 2016, Familia opened this past season serving a suspension stemming from a domestic-abuse allegation. He then lost much of the season due to an arterial blood clot in his right shoulder. He only appeared in 26 games, amassing 24 2/3 IP, six saves, and a 4.38 ERA.
With his injury-plagued season and self-created troubles, Familia most likely will be compared salary-wise to Neftali Feliz (2014), Jake McGee (2015), and Arodys Vizcaino (2016) as he enters his third time through arbitration.
McGee had a similar, but better equivalent year when compared with Familia. McGee pitched in 39 games, for a total of 37 1/3 innings. He finished with a 2.41 ERA and 0.94 WHIP -- both better than Familia's 4.38 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. Familia should see less than the raise McGee received, which was $1.25 million, due to Familia's weaker equivalent year...