The New York Mets could end up making a blockbuster trade.
That trade would include the Mets and the Oakland Athletics as they are working on a deal that would send closer Jeurys Familia to Oakland as a big shake-up.
However, there is a problem in the way despite the fact that the teams have an agreement on the structure.
That issue is the fact that Yoenis Cespedes is part of this deal and he hasn’t played since he suffered a hip flexor and chronic heel injuries in May where he has yet to play since then.
He was also held out Friday's win against the Yankees that saw the game come down to a 7-5 finish.
Also, Familia was held out as Yankees manager Mickey Callaway stating that "there could be a potential trade happening” to ESPN.
Familia is slated to be a free agent next season as the 28-year-old star is 4-4 with 17 saves and a 2.88 ERA in 40 appearances for the Mets this season, which is quite impressive.
However, there is a downside to his performance as he has dealt with injuries for the past two years that has kept him on the sidelines for more than a month of this season with a sore right shoulder.
The even worse news is the fact that he missed three months just last year due to a blood clot in the same shoulder.
And the even worse news is the fact that he started last year’s season off by serving a 15-game suspension for violating MLB's domestic violence policy. That was all because of a 2016 incident with his wife.
"The most important thing for me is, I had a really good time here," Familia said before leaving the clubhouse on Friday (transcript courtesy of MLB.com). "It's tough, man. Just waiting right now on what's going to happen."
"He's done a great job for the organization," Callaway said. "Such a great guy with everybody in the clubhouse, the staff. He'll be missed if he ends up going."
"We're looking to maximize value coming back," Mets assistant general manager John Ricco. "We have the ability to carry some of the money in order to increase the return."News Now - Sport News