They say there’s no beef in Mets land (only undercooked chicken).
Edwin Diaz, one of the Mets 26 pre-arbitration players, made the decision to renew his contract — worth $607,425 — on Monday. The All-Star closer said his agent did not agree with the amount of money the Mets were offering in order to come to a mutual agreement.
But general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Monday there is no animosity between the two sides. Diaz, arbitration-eligible for the first time next offseason, echoed that sentiment Tuesday.
Diaz said his agency, Rep1 Baseball, and the team are at a good point in the process and the closer is not focusing on the business aspect while getting ready for the regular season.
“Everybody is happy,” Diaz said. “I can just control what I do on the field.”