It Definitely Sounds Like Edwin Diaz Isn't Going to Be Full-Time Closer for Mets Moving Forward

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It's about time New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway stops messing around. Just about every baseball fan knows what's going on in the back end of the team's bullpen.

Edwin Diaz, despite being the best closer in the MLB last season, is horrid in 2019. Throw whatever advanced or "unlucky" stats you want at us, there's just no justifying a 5.44 ERA in 47 games. As a result, Callaway seems like he's shying away from stating the right-hander is the Mets' full-time closer.

While this is not exactly an outright indication of a job change, it certainly suggests there will be some reevaluation when the Mets hit the ninth inning in a close contest. Seth Lugo, anyone?

At this point, regardless of labels, reputations and whatever else, the Metropolitans need to start thinking outside the box, especially since they're climbing back into the NL Wild Card race and absolutely cannot afford to add to their league-leading blown saves total.

And with the way Lugo's been pitching, it'll definitely help to give him some save opportunities while Diaz regains his confidence in a setup role of some sort.