“Right now, I tell you what, the team looks really good, I think this is our year.” Those were the words out of Jeurys Familia’s mouth yesterday in Port St. Lucie.
Familia said he turned down offers elsewhere to be a closer because he wanted to come back to the Mets. He will now be the set up man for Edwin Diaz.
“It’s a great feeling. I have a couple of years here. When you miss one place, when you spent a lot of years over there, it’s tough,To be able to come back is really good for me and my family. I’m so excited.”- Familia
During negotiations with the Mets, he was impressed by Brodie Van Wagenen’s vision for the club and is excited to see where the 2019 season takes the team.
“That’s really good to have a GM with that kind of mind,” Familia said. “It’s really impressed me.”
“I don’t have any idea if I’m going to come back, but in my heart, I want to come back,” Familia said. “One of the best surprises I have in my life so far.”