Edwin Diaz RUMORS & NEWS

  • Edwin Díaz, Emmanuel Clase win 2022 Relievers of the Year Award

    MLB.com "Closers Edwin Díaz of the Mets and Emmanuel Clase of the Guardians went about their jobs a bit differently in 2022. Díaz racked up strikeouts at a record rate. Clase pounded the strike zone to get quick outs. But one thing they had in common -- other..." December 06

  • Behind the Mets’ negotiations with Edwin Díaz: ‘All right, let’s do this’

    The Athletic "On the night of Nov. 5 and just as the Astros were celebrating a World Series title, an enrapturing three-way phone call jump-started a pivotal Mets offseason because it sounded the trumpet for a record contract. After a high number of calls between the two parties..." December 01

  • Edwin Diaz contract requires Mets to pay him until 2042

    Sportsnaut "The New York Mets made Edwin Diaz the highest-paid closer in MLB history before free agency even began. While it keeps him in New York through the 2027 season, owner Steve Cohen will be paying Diaz long after he retires from baseball. Diaz’s contract shattered the..." November 11

  • The Mets fail to learn from history. Will the Edwin Díaz deal doom them to repeat it?

    The Athletic "The Mets were going to end up hunting for a new closer, or high-leverage reliever, if they lost Edwin Díaz to free agency. He was the best reliever in baseball this past year, worth 3 WAR by both major sites’ methods, and his FIP of 0.90 was the fourth-lowest..." November 07

  • Edwin Diaz, Mets agree to 5-year, $102 million deal

    ESPN "Star closer Edwin Diaz and the New York Mets are in agreement on a five-year, $102 million contract, pending a physical, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN's Jeff Passan on Sunday. There's an opt-out and a full no-trade clause plus a sixth-year option..." November 06

  • Ranking Top 10 Landing Spots for Mets' Edwin Díaz

    Bleacher Report "Edwin Díaz is about to get paid. The right-hander has always had electric stuff dating back to his time with the Seattle Mariners, and that stuff was on full display in 2022 when he struck out 118 of the 235 batters he faced out of the New York Mets bullpen. The..." November 04

  • Mets 'prioritizing' Edwin Díaz and Brandon Nimmo in free agency

    CBS Sports "The New York Mets have one of the largest free agent classes in baseball this offseason and they are prioritizing closer Edwin Díaz and center fielder Brandon Nimmo, reports SNY. New York's other likely free agents include ace Jacob deGrom (opt..." November 02

  • Mets' Edwin Diaz Backed by Blasterjaxx as 'Official' MLB User of 'Narco' Intro

    Bleacher Report "New York Mets reliever Edwin Diaz is considered the "official" Major League Baseball user of the song "Narco" by Blasterjaxx and Timmy Trumpet, so Atlanta Braves catcher William Contreras might want to find a new walk-up song. Idir Makhlaf, one of the two members..." September 02

  • Mets' Edwin Diaz Could Be 1st Closer to Sign $100M Contract

    Bleacher Report "New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz has established himself as one of the best relievers in MLB, and he reportedly will get paid as such after this season. ESPN's Jeff Passan said on The Pat McAfee Show on Thursday that Diaz's performance could earn him the..." September 01

  • Timmy Trumpet Plays Edwin Diaz's Walk-Out Song 'Narco' Live At Mets Game

    TMZ "New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz's walk-out song, "Narco," sounded a little different on Wednesday ... 'cause Timmy Trumpet was there to perform a live rendition of his song, right on the Citi Field grass, and it was awesome! It all went down during the..." September 01

  • Jacob deGrom wipeout pitch gets intriguing Edwin Diaz comparison from Buck Showalter

    Clutch Points "The New York Mets have become one of the best teams in MLB thanks in large part to their pitching. Edwin Diaz has been as lights out as they come as a close and Jacob deGrom has re-joined a staff that has been strong all season. Although deGrom has been his usual dominant self,..." August 27

  • Mets closer Edwin Díaz, Blasterjaxx and the story behind the best entrance music in sports

    The Athletic "Before Thom Jongkind could tell the story of the song “Narco”— the soundtrack for Mets closer Edwin Díaz and a glorious summer in Queens — he had a quick confession: He does not know anything about baseball. He knows the sport features..." August 12