The Mets have finalized a deal with the Oakland Athletics Saturday afternoon trading 28 year old closer Jeurys Familia for two prospects and $1 million in International bonus pool money.
The two prospects the Mets are getting in return are 3b Will Toffey and Rhp Bobby Wahl,
The deal also includes the Athletics picking up the remaining $3 million left on Familia’s contract for the remainder of the season.
Wahl, 26 was pitching to a 2.27 era in triple a Nashville this season. He was a 5th round draft pick by Oakland in 2013 from Ole Miss and has previous big league experience appearing in seven games out of Oakland’s bullpen last season.
Toffey, 23 was a fourth round draft pick out of Vanderbilt in 2017, he was hitting.244 with five homers and 32 rbi this season in high a Stockton. Prior to the trade he was ranked 17th on the Athletics top 30 prospects list by MLB.com.
Familia ends his mets career 3rd on the franchise’s all time saves list behind John Franco and Armando Benitez.
Mets Manager Mickey Callaway has said that he likely won’t name a definite replacement closer, but rather go with a committee based upon matchups.
Robert Gsellman got the save opportunity Friday night but isn’t going to be the only guy the mets will throw out there in the 9th.
â€œI thought that Robert Settled in last night and did a pretty good job in the ninth. I think we have multiple options,â€ Callaway said. â€œI think weâ€™d have to get creative with who is coming up in the lineup. All those things we would have to take into consideration.â€
With the Mets out of any realistic playoff scenario expect them to trade more assets as the deadline approaches on July 31.