Jeurys Familia's return to the New York Mets has been less than ideal.
A year ago in July of 2018, the Mets shipped Familia out to the Bay Area's Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline. At the time, the righty had a 2.88 ERA.
After that season concluded, Familia came back to New York, however, a report indicates that there were mixed feelings in the team's front office in regard to making the move. Per Yahoo! Sports, the decision to re-sign Familia was a choice that was not "universally supported" within the front office.
Signing Familia was a quick decision made by general manager Brodie Van Wagenen early in his tenure this past December, as the move was his first major signing. Thus far in 2019, the 29-year-old reliever has a 7.50 ERA and has contributed four blown saves to a disastrous season for the team's bullpen, which leads the majors with 22.
Two weeks prior to re-signing Familia, the Mets landed Edwin Diaz via trade. Diaz allowed the Mets to move Familia into the eighth-inning setup role this season. But like Familia, Diaz has struggled in 2019, as he is currently producing a career-worst 5.50 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched with 19 saves.
Familia first joined the Mets in 2007 as a non-drafted free agent and spent the first seven years of his career with the team. He led the majors in saves in 2016 with 51.