New Mets closer Edwin Diaz took his game to an elite level this past season in Seattle.
After coming over to the Mets with Robinson Cano in this week's blockbuster trade with the Mariners, Diaz sat down with SNY's Steve Gelbs to talk about how he turned things around.
"When the 2017 season was over, I came to Puerto Rico with the mentality to improve my command -- my fastball command, my slider command," he said. "Lower the walks, so I started working hard with that. When the season started I lowered the walks -- I think that's the most important thing for me last season."
The 24-year-old righty recorded a major-league leading 57 saves with a miniscule 1.96 ERA in 73 games for the Mariners.
Diaz said he's good friends with Cano, who was able to give him some insight into playing in New York.
"When we got traded, he told me, 'Oh, I'm coming back home,'" Diaz said. "He told me a lot of good things about New York. ... He's happy to be here, I'm happy to be here. We're coming here to win."