New York Mets' Top 3 Options To Replace Edwin Diaz

The New York Mets can't possibly adequately cover up for the devastating loss of closer Edwin Diaz. But they are considering what to do to replace their end-game reliever on a number of fronts. From in-house to outside options, let's have a look at three of the top options for the Mets to turn to in the 9th inning. 

1. David Robertson

The fortuitous offseason signing of Robertson could really pay off for the Mets. He's been through the late-inning wars in his 14-year career, and has come out with 157 saves, including over 50 of those on the big stage of the Big Apple (with the New York Yankees). Mentally, and stuff-wise, he can handle the role. In 2022, the 37-year-old posted a 2.40 ERA with the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies, with 20 saves.

2. Adam Ottavino

Entering his 2nd year with the Blue & Orange, the 37-year-old is coming off one of the best seasons of his 12-year career. He was easily the Mets' most effective reliever not named Edwin Diaz last season, posting a 2.06 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP, three saves, and 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings. His stuff is better than Robertson's, and he could just be the best in-house choice. 

3. Zack Britton

The 35-year-old left-hander is ready for a return to the majors after missing most of the last two years to Tommy John surgery. With 154 career saves and two All-Star nods, most of all of that under the nose of current Mets manager Buck Showalter in Baltimore, he has the resume. But is the southpaw ready to take on such a stressful role? He held another showcase for teams on Thursday to show where his arm is at, and the Mets were one of the most interested observers. 

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