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:
Pretty incredible stat: the Mariners went 66-0 this year when Edwin Diaz entered with a lead, including 61-0 in his save chances. Diaz blew four saves, but the Mariners came back to win each of those games.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) November 30, 2018
Now, we all knew that Diaz was legit
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.
Edwin Diaz is one of the best closers in baseball, but the Mets have to ask themselves: Is this the time to trade valued prospect assets for a reliever when there's such a high volume available as FA?— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) November 29, 2018
Robertson, Kimbrel, Britton, Miller, etc., etc. About a dozen.
In fact, addressing their lack of run production
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.