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Is Jeurys Familia on his way to the West Coast? Mets appear close to a deal with the A’s

A trade for the Mets’ closer is imminent. Familia spent 7+ years with the team, giving them a huge push during their 2015 postseason run

With a 40-55 record, it is pretty obvious the Mets will not be going anywhere this season. Knowing this, the team has looked to once again build towards the future. It is being reported that closer Jeurys Familia is close to being traded. The Oakland A’s are the closest name to the deal.

While neither team has confirmed the deal, the sun is very close to setting on Familia’s career as a Met. It is expected the Mets will be receiving a plethora of top prospects from the farm system of the A’s.

It became apparent that a deal was in motion when Manager Mickey Callaway opted to bring in Robert Gsellman instead of Familia to close out Friday’s game against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. He mentioned to the media he was told about a possible trade involving Jeurys, hence the reasoning for his lack of play. After the game, Familia displayed some emotions talking about his time in New York, if indeed the trade goes through.

Familia has had quite a season so far. He is 4-4 with a 2.88 ERA in 40 relief appearances this season. He has 17 saves in 21 opportunities and has struck out 43 batters. In over seven seasons with the team, Jeurys Familia has a 2.66 ERA with 123 saves, third most in Mets history.

Having a career 13-17 record and a 2.66 ERA are both positives and negatives. His 123 saves are out of 141 opportunities. While he has struggled over the years compared to when he first started, nobody will forget the run he had for the Mets in the 2015 postseason.

Even though nothing is set in stone, Familia packed his bags and hugged his teammates one last time, just in case. Stay tuned as more information is expected to be revealed in the next few hours.

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