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New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz earned his short leash in 2020

Without question, Edwin Diaz failed to play up to his high expectations during the 2019 season.

The 25-year-old was believed to be the solution for the backend of the New York Mets‘ bullpen. However, Diaz became a liability during high-leverage situations leading to the loss of his closer role. After his 2018 All-Star campaign, the right-hander endured the worst performance of his entire career.

In his first year as a Met, Diaz recorded a 5.59 ERA (seventh-worst among all relievers with at least 50.0 innings pitched), 4.51 FIP, 3.07 xFIP, 1.38 WHIP, .