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Mets’ Edwin Diaz Hopes to Reverse Nightmare 2019 Season

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When the New York Mets traded Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Gerson Bautista, Justin Dunn, and Jared Kelenic to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for the MLB 2018 saves leader Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano last winter, the deal was met with many reservations.

Cano was an overpaid player on the other side of his better days and Diaz, although he appeared to be an effective closer, had yet to prove he could do it over time. For what the Mets gave up, it looked as if general manager Brodie Van Wagenen got ripped off.

He offset the Cano risk by scoring Diaz, who was expected to secure the closer job and make the Mets contenders in the NL East.