So that’s Jeurys Familia.
If you’re a big time Met fans there are always a few names you’ve been hearing about as they develop on the farm. These prospects are often nothing more than faceless players whose names ring bells but they generally remain sight unseen.
Thats changing now with all spring games broadcast and some minors games on SNY but I remember hearing for years how “Strawberry was ripening on the farm”
Now almost 30 years later Familia is making his Major League debut. Jeurys introduced himself a scoreless eighth inning and a 97 mph fastball.
I’m rarely a fan of moving these starters into bullpen roles. Sometimes it’s necessary and sometimes for the best but generally speaking I want my flame throwing prospects to remain in the rotation when the make the show.
I don’t mind a few relief innings to get their feet wet in September I just hope the Mets keep he’s eloping him as a starter.
Imagine a staff of Johan, Dickey, Niese, Harvey, Familia, Mejia … Or Pelfrey.
I could live with some combination of that in 2013.