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Drew Smith offers ‘additional $100’ if Edwin Diaz re-signs with Mets

Mets pitcher Drew Smith is doing his half to maintain Edwin Diaz within the Mets bullpen.

On Thursday, Smith took to Instagram to attempt to sway Diaz — who’s about to turn out to be a free agent — to re-sign with the Mets.

“I’ll give you an extra 100 dollars if you sign back with us,” Smith wrote within the feedback of a put up by Diaz thanking followers after the Mets had been eradicated from the postseason.

Other followers within the feedback additionally joined the recruiting marketing campaign, providing to “chip in” for Diaz to stay with the Mets.

In a separate remark, Smith wrote, “@sugardiaz39 look at all the extra money we’ve collected for you on top of the pile Steve [Cohen] will offer.”

Diaz replied with crying-laughing emojis, writing, “@drewsmith love you brother.”

In his put up, Diaz included a collage of photographs all through the season, calling it his “most memorable” marketing campaign but.

“Thanks for a great season – my most memorable one yet! I wish the season would’ve ended differently, but glad we got to play in front of the best fans in the world all season long!!!!” Diaz wrote in his caption.

The Mets had been eradicated from the postseason after a 6-0 loss to Padres in Game 3 of their wild-card sequence earlier this month.

New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz throws in the eighth inning of Game 3 of the National League Wild Card Series against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Queens, NY.
Mets aid pitcher Edwin Diaz throws in Game 3 of the National League Wild Card Series in opposition to the San Diego Padres, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Queens, N.Y.
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New York Mets relief pitcher Drew Smith throws in the sixth inning of Game 3 of the National League Wild Card Series against the San Diego Padres, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Queens, NY.
Mets aid pitcher Drew Smith throws in Game 3 of the National League Wild Card Series in opposition to the San Diego Padres, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, in Queens, N.Y.
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The 28-year-old All-Star nearer — who earned $10.2 million this season — may turn out to be the highest-paid reliever in baseball following a Cy Young-caliber season. Diaz boasted a 1.32 ERA, whereas accumulating 32 saves this season in Queens and his Timmy Trumpet entrance music turned a Citi Field staple.

“I hope the team comes quick to me to talk,” Diaz stated after the Mets season ended.

The Mets can keep away from a bidding conflict if they strike earlier than Diaz reaches free company after the World Series, nonetheless, the pitcher may also must be a prepared participant in discussions.

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