There is no doubt that the New York Mets made a great transaction by acquiring Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz from the Seattle Mariners. While Canó has a very lucrative contract, the 2018 AL Coach of the Year has a fairly modest salary for the level of his performances.
#Mets renewed Edwin Diaz contract. That means sides didn’t reach agreement. The team has formula for pre-arb guys. The team also does not punish by giving the minimum, but rather the amount that they would have if he agreed to the deal at least that is the policy.— Joel Sherman (@Joelsherman1) March 4, 2019
Although his salary will remain quite low, the Mets have given the Puerto Rican a salary increase, since according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Queens have increased the salary of $ 545,000 per year, which is the minimum Major Leagues, just over 600 thousand dollars, according to their reports.
Edwin Diaz has two years of service in the Major Leagues and will not be eligible for arbitration until the next offseason, where he could now receive a large pay raise if he continues to demonstrate the level he had in 2018, where he was the leader in saves of all the Major Leagues with 57, with a 1.96 ERA in 73.1 innings of work.
The Puerto Rican was only 6 saves from breaking the record in one season, imposed by Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez in 2008 with the Angels of Los Angeles, where he won 62 rescues.