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Edwin Diaz Contract Details Keep Getting Better for the Mets

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Edwin Diaz contract keeps getting better for the New York Mets.
The Edwin Diaz contract keeps getting better for the New York Mets. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The New York Mets were quick to lock up one of the nine players that officially hit free agency on Sunday. New York signed a five-year, $102 million contract with closer Edwin Diaz after the best year of his seven-year MLB career.

It could be argued this was New York's most important offseason move. And the details keep getting better.

Mets insider Andy Martino reported early on Monday morning another positive detail of Diaz' deal. His sources indicate that $26.5 million of the contract will be "deferred." This is a move to lower the competitive balance tax (or luxury tax) number and avoids adding approximately $20 million in average annual value to their figure.

Diaz' contract proves another wise and aggressive move by owner Steve Cohen and his team. This only sweetens the chances of the ownership group allowing themselves to spend big on other free agents, including a name like Brandon Nimmo, who also officially joined free agency on Sunday.

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