The pressure is on Edwin Diaz this season - and he knows it.
Diaz posted a 5.59 ERA just one season after winning the AL Reliever of the Year with the Seattle Mariners, and then being traded to the Mets, along with Robinson Cano.
While appearing Wednesday on WFAN's "Moose & Maggie," Diaz spoke about the pressure he faces entering this season, and what he has done in the offseason to make sure this season is not a repeat of last.
"Everybody got their eyes on me for this season," Diaz said on WFAN.
Diaz told Marc Malusis and Maggie Gray that he usually takes a month off when the season ends -- but plans changed this offseason.
"I started working out in October. Every time when the season's done I get a month off with time with my family," Diaz said. "But right away when the season done I take the week off and I start working out. I feel ready for the season. I feel really, really good."
Diaz also mentioned his diet change on the show.
"I started eating healthy food. Try to feel more energy and feel better when I'm playing the game because if you don't feel healthy sometimes you feel tired, you don't perform the way you want so I started eating healthy to get a better season."
Despite his career-best 15.4 K/9, Diaz lost his closer's role in mid-August and allowed a career-high 15 home runs and racked up just 26 saves - 31 fewer than his baseball-leading 57 in 2018.