The Mets are the best in MLB when it comes to these 3 areas

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3) The Mets have the best closer in MLB

Edwin Diaz came to the Mets in the infamous blockbuster trade that brought with him Robinson Canó and his contract for some top prospects. Since his arrival in Queens, Diaz had problems limiting home runs and preserving victories that led fans to hate him.

He went so far as to argue that pitching in New York was very different from Seattle. The exposure in the press for everything he did, the pressure of social networks and the public made the first year brutal for him and slower his adaptation.

Since then Diaz has been adapting to a market as demanding as New York and has taken his game to the highest level. The Puerto Rican-born improvement is given by an increase in the use of his slider and greater confidence.

The Mets closer has become a virtually unbeatable pitcher. He generates more than 50% strikeouts, induces a batting average well below .150, with a WHIP below 1.00, and picks up 30+ saves.

This does not stop there. Diaz also became great entertainment for the public thanks to the great acceptance of the public when he entered the pitch with the song Narco. This spotlight made him a must-see which, together with his performance, currently makes him the best closer in all of MLB.

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