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New York Mets Have not Inquired About Alexis Diaz

The Mets have not yet inquired about Edwin Diaz's baby brother.
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There has yet to be an inquiry about baby bro. 

According to Jim Bowden of The Athletic, Cincinnati Reds GM Nick Krall says the Mets have not reached out about potentially trading for reliever Alexis Diaz

Alexis, of course, is Mets closer Edwin Diaz's younger brother. Diaz is out for the season after undergoing surgery to repair a full-thickness tear of the patellar tendon in his right knee.

Diaz had an excellent rookie season for the Reds last year, posting a 3.1 bWAR, 1.84 ERA, 0.958 WHIP, 83 strikeouts and 10 saves across 63.2 innings. He finished fifth in the NL Rookie of the Year race and is expected to be the Reds' primary closer in 2023. 

The Mets reportedly tried trading for Diaz at last summer's trade deadline, but the price tag was too high.

The 26-year-old's price tag will likely remain high, as he isn't arbitration eligible until 2025. He is also under team control through 2027. 

While Alexis would be a solid addition to the Mets' bullpen, with his older brother done for the year, GM Billy Eppler has yet to reach out to Krall. And even if Eppler does call Krall, Diaz's price tag will probably be too high to acquire him. 

With Edwin Diaz out, David Robertson is expected to step into the closer's role. Adam Ottavino and Brooks Raley could receive some save chances as well.

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