“Sign Them All”: New York Mets’ Plans to Cover For Edwin Diaz Before Brutal Injury Sends Fans into Uproar

Published 03/16/2023, 8:39 AM EDT

MLB’s 2023 regular season is nearing and fans are anxious for the action to start. In the meantime, the World Baseball Classic and Spring Training are providing fans with some excitement after the long off-season. But both the WBC and Spring Training have been brutal, with many stars suffering from injury. Most recently, the New York Mets star pitcher Edwin Diaz suffered a devastating injury following a massive WBC win.

The Mets had a good off-season and now they look poise to make a deep postseason run. But this injury has depleted their already thin bullpen. The latest reports suggest that the Mets may look to bolster their pitching options before the regular season begins.

New York Mets may look to sign pitchers following the devastating Edwin Diaz injury


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The World Baseball Classic has been a thrilling spectacle with many teams and stars performing well. Most recently, Puerto Rico beat the Dominican Republic to qualify for the quarterfinals. But the result has been overshadowed by the devastating injury that New York Mets star Edwin Diaz suffered while celebrating. New York Post’s Mike Puma shared that the Mets may sign a pitcher in light of this injury. He also said that top team officials were considering signing a pitcher from before. This may be the final push they needed.

In a Tweet, Puma said, “Even before tonight’s Edwin Diaz injury, Mets officials were debating whether Zack Britton – a Buck Showalter favorite from Baltimore – should be signed. This could swing the pendulum.  Others available include Corey Knebel and Will Harris.” The Mets signed their star closer Diaz to a $102 million deal, the biggest for a relief pitcher in MLB history.

It will be interesting to see how the New York-based team move and who they pick up, should they choose to sign a pitcher. Fans have also reacted to the news and there have been some negative opinions.

How did fans react to the Mets considering signing a pitcher?

Fans have reacted negatively to this news. Most New York Mets supporters have been devastated by the Edwin Diaz injury. He is one of the best closers in the game and a key piece of their bullpen. 

Some fans said the Mets should sign all of Zack Britton, Corey Knebel, and Will Harris.

Some fans said that nobody can replace Edwin Diaz. 

The least optimistic fans said that the season is over.


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The New York Mets have a difficult few days ahead of them as Edwin Diaz is set to undergo testing. What do you think of Edwin Diaz’s injury? Should the Mets sign a replacement? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!

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Pranay Mukherjee

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Pranay Mukherjee is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. On completing his Bachelor’s in Mass Communication, he followed his passion for writing and started working as a content writer. His passion for sports has led him to sports journalism.

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