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Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) walks to the field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) walks to the field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters Saturday in Port St. Lucie. Here is what we learned... 

  • Yoenis Cespedes is "driven" and "determined" to perform up to expectations this season. 
  • Cespedes is also relaxed and in great shape this year. 
  • David Wright is on schedule to throw either on Sunday or Monday, though he is not at camp Saturday. 
  • While he is not at camp Saturday and won't be there Sunday, Jeurys Familia is expected to return Monday
  • The team has not had this much depth since Collins has been manager of the team. 
  • Collins is excited and has nervous energy for Sunday's first official full team practice. 

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Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) fields ground balls during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 14, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) fields ground balls during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia left Tradition Field before Friday's workout and returned on Saturday morning, only to leave again, according to Marc Carig of Newsday.

Familia was originally expected to return on Saturday, but he will miss workouts for a second consecutive day due to MLB's investigation into his domestic violence arrest, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post

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Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports
Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

 

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Friday. Here's what we learned...

Tags: David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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(Derik Hamilton)

Mets INF Jose Reyes has been told he'll take some fly balls in center field during Spring Training in addition to getting work at third base, shortstop, and second base.

"I don't see any problem," Reyes said about transitioning to the outfield at this stage of his career. "I feel like I'm a good athlete," he concluded.

Reyes added that he's excited to potentially play next to David Wright this season.

"I can't wait for that to happen," he said. "He's my big brother, we've got a lot of love for eachother."

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Mets Video Recap: Feb. 15 00:02:43
SNY's Steve Gelbs and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com discuss the day at Mets camp, including news about Jeurys Familia and Neil Walker.

SNY's Steve Gelbs and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com discuss the day at Mets camp, including news about Jeurys Familia and Neil Walker.

Earlier today, Steve and Anthony answered fan questions on Facebook during Spring Training Live, which you can watch here.

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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday. Here's what we learned...

  • If closer Jeurys Familia is suspended for the beginning of the season, the Mets will "have to go outside the box" at times -- including potentially using LHP Jerry Blevins -- when it comes to closing games.
  • OF Michael Conforto is "too good a player" to continue to struggle.
  • If everyone is healthy, there will likely be two spots open in the bullpen, and the team could "very easily" take three left-handers...
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Feb 14, 2017; Matt Harvey (33) talks with Collins (10) during workouts at Tradition Field. Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 14, 2017; Matt Harvey (33) talks with Collins (10) during workouts at Tradition Field. Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

1) Travis d'Arnaud has a lot on shoulders as he works to improve his health, swing and throwing from behind the plate. "But, he's up for it," he knows he had a bad year in 2016 and he believes he can be better than that...

2) Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed have been told to approach spring training the same way they did last year, with Familia slotted as the closer and Reed as the team's set-up man, despite reports that Familia could be suspended to start the season...

3) David Wright is expected to start throwing a baseball later this week. There will be some activities this spring that Wright takes part in and some that he will not >> Read more.

4) Jay Bruce will get some time practicing at first base, mostly as a hedge against the potential of losing Lucas Duda's power to an injury during the season >> Read more

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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Tuesday. Here's what we learned...

  • RHP Jeurys Familia, who is awaiting a potential suspension due to his domesitc violence incident, needs to get ready physically and show people he's sorry for his actions.
  • The team will put together a schedule for 3B David Wright, who is coming off neck surgery.
  • Wright may get grounders at first base at some point during Spring Training, but there's no plan to do so yet.
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Concerns with Familia? 00:01:45
The Baseball Night in New York panel breaks down how the Mets should handle the Jeurys Familia situation as Spring Training approaches.

Jeurys Familia reported to Tradition Field on Tuesday after briefly being delayed at his home in the Dominican Republic due to a visa issue.

Familia told reporters he was advised by his lawyer to not discuss his domestic violence incident.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing, though MLB expects to make a decision regarding a potential suspension before Opening Day, commissioner Rob Manfred said the last week of January, according to Dave Lennon of Newsday.

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New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia was ranked 9th on MLB Network's Top 10 Relief Pitchers Right Now!which aired Sunday.

Familia finished one spot ahead of Will Harris (Astros) and one spot behind Dellin Betances (Yankees).

In 78 appearances for the Mets in 2016, Familia had a 2.55 ERA (2.39 FIP), a 1.21 WHIP and 84 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings, while saving a team-record 51 games. He will earn $7.4 million this season. He is eligible for arbitration in 2018, after which he will be a free agent.

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Familia (27) reacts after the final out at Citi Field. (Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)
Familia (27) reacts after the final out at Citi Field. (Hunger-USA TODAY Sports)

Feb 3 | 11:15AM

The investigation into Jeurys Familia 's domestic violence incident is ongoing, and MLB expects to make a decision regarding a potential suspension before Opening Day, commissioner Rob Manfred said Friday, according to Dave Lennon of Newsday.

Familia and his wife have been and will continue to be completely cooperative with MLB's investigation in to his domestic violence arrest, Familia's agent, Seth Levinson, told Buster Olney of ESPN on Wednesday.

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Mets Hot Stove talks bullpen 00:02:48
Jim Duquette and Nelson Figueroa debate what the Mets options are as they look to add solid relievers in the bullpen.

First off, I was wrong. I recently argued in favor of the Mets signing Sergio Romo, but I've changed my mind. In the last few days, I've been talked out of Romo by friends in San Francisco, a former manager and one scout that has watched him closely the last few years.

"He's not their kind of a guy, and Sandy Alderson has to know that," one person said. "Plus, Terry would burn him out in a week."

I think this is probably right. The Mets have reportedly reached out to Romo, but I now doubt he's Alderson's top target.

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New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia has not allowed a run during his last seven Dominican Winter League appearances, according to stats compiled by Michael Mayer.

Over seven innings, Familia has allowed four hits, walked one batter and struck out seven.

The Mets and Familia avoided salary arbitration last week by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $7.425 million, reports James Wagner of the NY Times.

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(Bill Streicher)

The Mets will avoid arbitration with closer Jeurys Familia, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $7.425 million, reports James Wagner of the NY Times.

Familia, 27, made $4.1 million last season.

He had a 2.55 ERA (2.39 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP with 84 strikeouts in 77 2/3 innings (78 appearances) while saving a team-record 51 games.

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 (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
(Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

The Mets will avoid arbitration with RH reliever Addison Reed, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $7.75 million, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Reed, 28, made $5.3 million last season.

He had a 1.97 ERA and identical 1.97 FIP with a 0.94 WHIP while striking out 91 in 77 2/3 innings (80 games) in 2016. 

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The market for free agents has been "slow to nonexistent," meaning the Mets will reassess their options -- including keeping OF Jay Bruce -- GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday at Citi Field.

Alderson said it would be hard to trade Curtis Granderson since he's also capable of playing center field.

Calling the current payroll level "tolerable," Alderson said the Mets could potentially add a free agent reliever without first trading an outfielder.

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Jul 27, 2016; NFamilia (27) reacts as he heads to the dugout at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 27, 2016; NFamilia (27) reacts as he heads to the dugout at Citi Field. Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Latest Update...

Jan. 13 | 8:20AM

Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday that he does not know when MLB will make a decision about whether to suspend Jeurys Familia, who he assumed will miss at least some period of time during the 2017 season (Rubin, Jan. 12).

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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets third baseman Jose Reyes (7) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)

Mets infielder Jose Reyes will play for the Dominican Republic in this spring's World Baseball Classic, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Reyes will join Jeurys Familia as teammates for the Dominican Republic, as several Mets will participate. T.J. Rivera and Seth Lugo will play for Puerto Rico, and Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to play for Venezuela.

The World Baseball Classic begins March 6 and ends with the championship round taking place from March 20 to 22.

Reyes, 33, hit .267 with eight home runs and 24 RBI with the Mets last season.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) reacts to a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) reacts to a victory against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)

In his second appearance for the Gigantes del Cibao, Jan. 2, Mets closer Jeurys Familia pitched the eighth inning, struck out two batters, walked one and stranded a runner at second base.

In his first appearance, Dec. 30, Familia faced four batters in the seventh inning, let up a hit, walked a batter, tossed a wild pitch and was charged with two runs scored.

Familia was cleared by the Mets to play winter baseball on Dec. 19, a source told Newsday's Marc Carig. He last pitched with Gigantes del Cibao in 2013.

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Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Mets reliever Jeurys Familia gave up two runs, allowing one hit, one walk and a wild pitch in 2/3 of an inning during his Dominican league debut with Gigantes del Cibao on Friday night.

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I expect Jeurys Familia will be suspended to start the season. If that's the case, Addison Reed will be the New York Mets' temporary closer. How the bullpen shakes out after that is still a bit of a mystery.

Will Jerry Blevins be back?

Blevins is reportedly seeking a three-year deal, probably worth $15-20 million. The Mets would love to have him back, and I'm sure he'd like to return, but there's no evidence that Sandy Alderson is interested in making this type of commitment to a relief pitcher, even Blevins.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Mets have cleared Jeurys Familia to play winter baseball with Gigantes del Cibao, a source recently told Newsday's Marc Carig.

Familia pitched six games with Gigantes del Cibao in 2013.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Dec. 13 that he had yet to make a final decision, despite a report the previous week indicating Familia had already been given permission to participate.

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Familia's case dismissed 00:02:45
Jeurys Familia's domestic assault case was dismissed, but the DNL panel discusses if MLB sanctions are still on the horizon for the pitcher.

Familia is still expected to be suspended for at least 30 games, despite charges being dropped Thursday, industry sources told Daily News reporter Kristie Ackert.

MLB could still decide to suspend Familia due to comments his wife made during the initial 911 call to police, people involved with similar situations recently told MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone.

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The Mets will permit Jeurys Familia to pitch in winter ball with Gigantes del Cibao, the Dominican team announced. The move was first reported by ESPN's Adam Rubin.

A simple-assault charge that resulted from a reported domestic assault incident Oct. 31 in Fort Lee, N.J., is expected to be dropped at a scheduled court hearing Thursday.

Familia still could face an MLB suspension to open the 2017 season.

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Sep 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson (30) reacts after delivering a final out against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 6, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher David Robertson (30) reacts after delivering a final out against the Detroit Tigers during the ninth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. The White Sox won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have not ruled out exploring a trade for White Sox RH reliever David Robertson, a source recently told Newsday's Marc Carig.

Robertson, 31, will earn $12 million in 2017, $13 million in 2018, and then be a free agent.

He had a 3.47 ERA (3.58 FIP) and 37 saves for the White Sox last season, while striking out 75 batters in 64 innings.

In September, Robertson had arthroscopic surgery to clean up a meniscus issue in his left knee. However, the White Sox have repeatedly said he'll be 100 percent for the start of spring training.

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Jeurys Familia's wife has asked for the simple assault charge against the closer to be dropped, the prosecutor told Jim Baumbach of Newsday.


Familia (27) reacts during the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field (USA TODAY Sports)


Most Recent Updates...

Nov. 19 | 8:55 PM

Familia's wife, now identified as the victim, asked for the charges to be dropped and does not have any concerns about her safety. 

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The Mets are looking to acquire a relief pitcher to help the bullpen, Sandy Alderson said during November's GM Meetings.


Mets relievers Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed (Credit: USA Today Sports Images).


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Nov 10 | 11:20 AM

Alderson said Nov. 9 that - even before news that Jeurys Familia could be suspended for a domestic violence charge -- the Mets planned to acquire a relief pitcher this offseason who can help lessen the workload of Familia and Addison Reed.

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GEICO SportsNite: Familia's plea 00:02:55
Retired Superior Court judge Anthony Mellaci Jr. phones in to break down the legal details of Jeurys Familia's domestic violence charge.

Mets closer Jeurys Familia, who was arrested on a domestic violence charge in late October, plead not guilty during his court appearance in New Jersey on Thursday.


Familia (27) throws during NL wild card game at Citi Field. (Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)


Nov 10 | 5:30AM

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Wednesday that he's unlikely to judge the domestic violence case against Familia until after the legal process plays itself out in court.

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Nov 8, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson during the MLB general managers meeting at the Omni Scottsdale Resort. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 8, 2016; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson during the MLB general managers meeting at the Omni Scottsdale Resort. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In his first public comments since a domestic violence complaint was filed against Mets closer Jeurys Familia, general manager Sandy Alderson said the team already was likely to seek bullpen help before the legal problem surfaced last week.

A complaint in municipal court in Fort Lee, New Jersey, dated Oct. 31 alleged the All-Star pitcher caused "bodily injury to another." A hearing is scheduled for Nov. 14.

"Obviously, we were extremely disappointed and frankly shocked at the allegations," Alderson said Monday at the major league general managers meeting. "Of course, he hasn't had a hearing yet and so the facts are to be determined."

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The Mets haven't really commented on what their payroll will look like next seaosn. But, the way I see it, they can probably add roughly $50 million to their payroll next season, which - right now - is projected to open around $105 million when you factor in raises and players under contract.

I explained my reasoning here earlier this week, which is more or less the same conclusion reached Thursday by ESPN.com's Adam Rubin...

That $105 million does not include Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon or Neil Walker.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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The Mets already needed to add at least one or two relief pitchers this winter. Now, with news that Jeurys Familia could miss ample time next season after being arrested on a domestic violence charge this week the Mets could also be in the market for a closer...

Obviously, I would love to see them go after a big-name closer. The more the merrier. But, my hunch is the they will avoid the big-name, free-agent closers, instead adding an extra middle-innings guy to join Addison Reed, Hansel Robles and company.

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GEICO SportsNite: Jeurys Familia 00:03:55
Andy Martino and Michelle Yu join GEICO SportsNite to chime in on Jeurys Familia's alleged domestic violence incident.

Mets closer Jeurys Familia was arrested on a domestic violence charge this week, according to the Bergen Record, citing a complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee, NJ, municipal court.


Familia (27) throws during NL wild card game at Citi Field. (Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports)


The report alleges that Familia, who is identified in the complaint as Jeurys F. Mojica, caused "bodily injury to another" and that they observed a scratch to the victim's chest and a bruise to the victim's right cheek, according to the Associated Press.

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Breaking News: Familia arrested 00:08:09
Jeurys Familia was arrested on Monday and charged with simple assault.

Mets All-Star closer Jeurys Familia was arrested on a domestic violence charge this week, according to a complaint filed by authorities in Fort Lee municipal court. The complaint stated that Familia caused "bodily injury to another." The complaint reads that police observed a scratch to the chest and a bruise to the right cheek of the victim, whose name was redacted in the court papers.

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The Mets are going to need to acquire help for next year's bullpen. However, I can't see them signing a free-agent closer, like Aroldis Chapman or Kenley Jansen.Instead, I see them signing pitchers similar in value to what they've done in the past, especially since Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed will combine to earn roughly $20 million next season...

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Addison Reed stares down a pitch against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.  (USA Today)
Addison Reed stares down a pitch against the Diamondbacks in Arizona. (USA Today)

The Mets have 12 players eligible for arbitration this offseason. MLB Trade Rumors has calculated estimated salary figures of what each player is projected to receive through arbitration negotiations:

Player 2016 Salary MLBTR 2017
Josh Edgin $500,000 $800,000
Jeurys Familia $4,100,000 $8,800,000
Lucas Duda $4,200,000 $6,700,000
Matt Harvey $4,300,000 $5,200,000
Jacob deGrom $600,000 $4,500,000
Rene Rivera $443,000 $2,200,000
Addison Reed $5,200,000 $11,100,000
Wilmer Flores $520,000 $1,900,000
Travis d'Arnaud $540,000 $1,700,000
Justin Ruggiano $180,000 $1,500,000
Jim Henderson $507,000 $1,400,000
Zack Wheeler $546,000 $1,000,000
Total $21,636,000 $46,800,000

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Wow, that's a big raise for Reed. Of course, he had one of the greatest seasons ever by a set-up guy, so it's understandable.

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Last night was a confusing experience. It was painful to experience 1,500 innings of baseball between March through last night, only to see it all go up in flames in the span of 10 minutes. I thought a few hours sleep might help my perspective, but it didn't. I'm still unsure where to begin this post-game write up. So, here's where I'm at with the following...


Tags: Eric Campbell, James Loney, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, San Francisco Giants, Travis d'Arnaud, Ty Kelly, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Familia on disappointing loss 00:02:48
Jeurys Familia talks about giving up the game-winning home run to Conor Gillaspie in the NL Wild Card Game to send the Mets home.

A year after blowing three saves in the World Series, Jeurys Familia's postseason struggles continued as he allowed the go-ahead three-run home run to Conor Gillaspie in Wednesday's 3-0 loss in the wild card game to the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.

"In any circumstances like that, your first thought is you let your teammates down when all you did all year long was picked them up," manager Terry Collins said. "But in the postseason when you give up and you lose games, it really can be hard on you."

Entering in a scoreless game in the ninth inning, Familia allowed a leadoff double to Brandon Crawford and a one-out walk to Joe Panik to bring up Gillaspie, who hit Familia's 1-1 sinker deep over the right-center field fence to give the Giants a 3-0 lead that Madison Bumgarner would not relinquish.

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Terry Collins on Wild Card loss 00:07:13
New York Mets manager Terry Collins speaks to the media following the Mets' loss to the Giants in the NL Wild Card Game.

Jeurys Familia allowed a three-run home run to Conor Gillaspie with one out in the top of the ninth inning as the New York Mets' hopes to return to the World Series ended with a 3-0 loss to Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants in the wild card game on Wednesday at Citi Field.

In case you missed it…

  • Familia allowed a leadoff double to Brandon Crawford and a one-out walk to Joe Panik to bring up Gillaspie, who hit a three-run home run to right-center field to break a scoreless tie.
  • Bumgarner struck out six batters in a four-hit shutout. 
  • Addison Reed pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the top of the eighth inning by striking out Hunter Pence.
  • Bumgarner got Asdrubal Cabrera to line out softly back to the mound with Ty Kelly on second base to end the bottom of the eighth inning.
  • Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 batters in seven scoreless innings and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He gave up two hits and three walks, throwing 70 of 108 pitches for strikes.
  • Denard Span broke up Syndergaard's no-hitter with a clean single with two outs in the sixth inning.
  • Curtis Granderson made a run-saving catch to end the sixth inning when he made a running, over-the-shoulder catch and crashed into the wall to rob Brandon Belt of an extra-base hit.

What's next…

The Giants face Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday at 9:15 p.m. ET.

The Mets' season is over.

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Jonathan Mayo explains how the Mets built their current roster using a blended use of the draft, trades, free agency and international signings. >> Read more.

Anthony DiComo looks back at five moments that shaped the 2016 season, including Aug. 19, when the Mets hit rock bottom and turned everything around. >> Read more.

DiComo also writes about how Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo are two X-Factors who are ready to have fun in the postseason. >> Read more.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia greets Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin after defeating the Miami Marlins 5-2 at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia greets Mets first base coach Tom Goodwin after defeating the Miami Marlins 5-2 at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets closer Jeurys Familia became the first player in franchise history to record 50 saves in a season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning during Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Marlins in Miami.

Familia broke Armando Benitez's previous Mets record of 43 saves in a season during August. He is the 13th player in MLB history to save 50 games in a season. By hitting No. 50, he also set the single-season record for saves by a Dominican pitcher, topping the 49 saves Jose Valverde recorded in 2011 and Francisco Cordero's 49 in 2004.

"I'm impressed with what I've been doing individually so far," Familia said after the game. "But, at the same time, I'm just trying to go out there and give it the best I can. I didn't say when the season started that I was going to save 50. No, I'm just trying to go out there and make sure to have fun and help the team any way I can for a win."

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James Loney and Jay Bruce hit two-run homers and Jeurys Familia earned his 50th save of the season as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-2, on Wednesday night in Miami >> Read more



The Cardinals and Giants both lost, meaning the Mets are two losses up on the Cardinals and one loss up on the Giants in the Wild Card race.

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Left-handed batters are hitting .196 against Mets right-handed reliever Addison Reed. They're batting .381 against left-handed reliever Josh Smoker. Yet, last night in the eighth inning, with the Mets up 3-2, Terry Collins pulled Reed in favor of Smoker to face the left-handed hitting Freddie Freeman.

Tags: Addison Reed, Atlanta Braves, James Loney, Jeurys Familia, Josh Smoker
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at AT&T Park. (John Hefti/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at AT&T Park. (John Hefti/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets LHP Jerry Blevins struck out Daniel Murphy with the game-tying run on first base to seal the Mets' 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

After Jeurys Familia blew the save in the bottom of the ninth inning, manager Terry Collins brought in Fernando Salas for the save. Salas retired the first two batters before allowing a Jayson Werth single, and Collins brought in Blevins for the lefty-lefty matchup.

Murphy, who leads the majors in batting average, was hitting over .400 against the Mets this year. He found himself down in the count 0-2 before working it full.

Tags: Daniel Murphy, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Rene Rivera, Washington Nationals
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Rivera's extra-inning home run 00:00:55
T.J. Rivera crushes his first Major League home run in the 10th inning to give the Mets a 4-3 lead.

New York Mets rookie infielder T.J. Rivera hit a game-deciding solo home run off Washingtn Nationals closer Mark Melancon in the 10th inning after a rare blown save by Jeurys Familia in Tuesday's 4-3 win at Nationals Park.

"I was super excited going around the bases," Rivera said after the game.

It was the first home run of Rivera's career, making him the first Mets player since Lastings Milledge in 2006 to hit his first career home run in extra innings.

Tags: Jeurys Familia
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Familia sets Mets save record 00:00:26
Jeurys Familia gets Miguel Rojas to ground out for his 44th save of the season, setting a new Mets club record in the 5-2 win.

Jeurys Familia set a franchise record for saves in a single season after pitching a perfect ninth inning during the New York Mets' 5-2 win against the Miami Marlins on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Familia's 44 saves this season is one better than his 2015 total and Armando Benitez's previous team record from 2001.

"He has been absolutely dominant at times and he has learned to take the tough times and slough them off -- that's part of baseball -- and bounce back," manager Terry Collins said after the game.

Tags: Jeurys Familia
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Post Game Extra: 08/31/16 00:03:55
Kelly Johnson had a clutch three-run double and Jeurys Familia set a team record for saves in a season as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-2.

Kelly Johnson's bases-loaded double with two outs in the eighth snapped a 2-2 tie and lifted the Mets to their third straight win over the Marlins, 5-2, on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jeurys Familia, Kelly Johnson, Wilmer Flores
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The Mets are no longer to trade for a reliever, a person familiar with the team's thinking recently said, according to a Aug. 23 report by MLB.com's Anthony DiComo

However, later that day, Jon Niese was put on the disabled list, 24 hours after Steven Matz was put on the disabled list.

The Mets recently called up Triple-A starting pitcher Robert Gsellman to use in the bullpen, but he's now expected to replace Niese in the rotation.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia, Jim Henderson
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