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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 05: Ball and gloves of the New York Mets sit in the dugout before a game against the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park on March 5, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 05: Ball and gloves of the New York Mets sit in the dugout before a game against the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park on March 5, 2012 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Nationals defeated the Mets 3-1. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WA – SEPTEMBER 11: Edwin Diaz #39 of the Seattle Mariners reacts to getting the final out of the top of the ninth inning after giving up the go ahead run to the San Diego Padres at Safeco Field on September 11, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. The San Diego Padres beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson/Getty Images)

Edwin Diaz

The man set to save the bullpen from complete disaster in 2019, Edwin Diaz is the expected closer in Flushing this year and for many more to come. Will he have continued success in orange and blue?

The Mets surprised everyone when they went out and acquired the best closer in baseball from last season. He will not disappoint. Pencil him in for another awesome year with 40+ saves and an ERA below 2.00. – Tim Boyle

Diaz was baseball’s best closer in 2018 and I do expect to see more brilliance from him in 2019. He will only be 25 years old at the start of the season, as well, and we should expect to continue to see him shine as he approaches his prime. – Leen Amin

The NL East is very unfamiliar with Edwin Diaz, who has absolutely nasty stuff. The adjustment won’t be difficult for Diaz, he’ll be lights out. – Mark Sales

50 saves for the first year Met. Some more exciting than Mets fans would prefer, however. – Jason Dye

I am high on this kid if for nothing else than he can only get better in 2019 and build from a stellar 2018. I don’t like the way his arms move when he throws the ball, to be honest, but I think he avoids injury at least next year. His breaking stuff is filthy and his fastball is electric. – Steve Malik

While Cano was the biggest name in the Mets’ offseason blockbuster trade, Diaz was the most important piece. The Mets bullpen was one of the worst in the league last season. This season, they have the best statistical closer in baseball.- Allen Settle

Diaz will cement himself as the best closer in the game and his presence in the bullpen will be the reason why the Mets make it back to the postseason. – Kevin Strauss

Diaz will regress a little but only because his 2018 season was so dominant. He will remain a top tier closer. – Nick Scheurer

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