Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/22/12
Over the last two weeks I have seen my fill of criticism about Jeurys Familia. For some reason it seems as if Mets fans and bloggers want this guy to fail. Either that, or they are just trying to make themselves look smart by pointing out his short-comings, and predicting limited success for him as a major league prospect. The negative sooth-sayers are predicting at-best that Family will have to be moved to the bullpen, due to a lack of quality secondary offerings. At-worst they are saying that he is “greatly over-rated” by people such as myself, and is not nearly the prospect that I/we have made him out to be. NEWS FLASH: There has been a “Familia sighting” over Syracuse, NY, and the specter was not a welcome sight for International League opponents of the Bisons. Familia, pitching game one of Sunday’s double-header, did not even resemble the pitcher who had made three starts so far this year while wearing number 28 for Buffalo. The guy wearing number 28 on Sunday was dominant and...
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