The Mets avoided arbitration with Jeurys Familia today, settling at a deal worth $7.425 million for the 2017 season. This is roughly around where projections had pegged Familia, as MLB Trade Rumors projected Familia would earn $8.7 million. This is the 27-year-old’s second year of being arbitration-eligible, and he will see a raise of about $3.3 million from his 2016 salary of $4.1 million.
It’s unclear just how much of that money Familia will actually recieve, as he is facing a potential suspension via baseball’s domestic violence policy. Any suspension would be without pay, so Familia would not receive whatever portion of his salary he was due in the time he was suspended.
On the field, Familia had another fine year for the Mets, posting a 2.55 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 2.39 FIP, and a 3.03 xFIP. His 2.0 bWAR was second to only Addison Reed among relievers on the team. Familia’s 51 saves set a franchise record, surpassing the previous record of 43 that he had previously shared with Armando Benitez.