Jeurys Familia's breakout season will earn him a raise from the $523,925 he made in 2015. A recent arbitration salary projection pegged Familia to reach a $3.85 million settlement with the organization. The Pace Law Arbitration Team compared Familia to the likes of Zach Britton, Steve Cishek, and Kenley Jansen; all closers who fared well in arbitration after posting excellent numbers in a closing role. Whereas Britton and Jansen continue to shine as closers, Cishek is a less flattering comparison for Familia. After two full seasons as Miami's closer, Cishek lost the job to A.J. Ramos, was temporarily demoted to Double-A, and was acquired by the Cardinals in July.
While Familia is certain to receive a raise from his 2015 salary, the amount isn't yet clear. MLB Trade Rumors has Familia projected to make $3.3 million. The Mets closer posted excellent peripherals in his first season with the job, recording a 2.80 FIP and a 9.92 K/9. The Mets avoided arbitration with their closer last offseason, settling with Jenrry Mejia before his second failed drug test. Mejia came away with $2.595 million after recording 28 saves with 98 strikeouts and 48 walks in 93 innings in 2014.