While the New York Mets inevitable trade for Robinson Cano will become just another mistake in a long line of Mets moves, they'll at least be getting one of the best closers in today's game.


Just check out this mind-blowing stat:

Now, we all knew that Diaz was legit after saving 57 games on the strength of a 1.96 ERA and a 15.2 strikeouts per nine innings mark, but guiding his team to victory every time they gave him a lead is beyond impressive. 


The Mets bullpen was a nightmare last season and Diaz will be a welcome addition to their pitching staff. However, the Mets also struggled to give their relievers a lead, so don't expect Diaz to replicate those numbers in Queens. 

In fact, addressing their lack of run production should probably have been a higher priority than dealing for an aging hitter and closer, especially given the sheer volume of top-flight relief arms on the open market. 


Even though they had other options to acquire relief help, there's little doubt that the Mets will be getting one of the, if not best, players available at his position.