Timmy Trumpet may find his way to another baseball game soon. Especially if Major League Baseball and New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz have anything to say about it.
Diaz has become the latest player to confirm that he will be a part of the World Baseball Classic in March. The Mets closer will be a part of Team Puerto Rico, adding another star to their roster.
Team Puerto Rico adds New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz
Any leads should be safe for Team Puerto Rico. Diaz has been one of the best relievers in the game this season, posting a stellar 1.52 ERA and a 0.900 WHiP in his 53.1 innings entering Tuesday, striking out 101 batters with 17 walks as he has notched 29 saves. He has been a key part of the Mets’ success this season and why they are heading to the playoffs.
Diaz can also be exactly what baseball needs in the WBC. This is a tournament to celebrate the game, to get the best and brightest stars from around the globe into the spotlight. While it is competitive and teams want to take that title to have bragging rights for years, it is also a fun way to showcase the best of the best.
It can also just be a fun tournament. Major League Baseball, in particular, can be stodgy and stuck in the past. By embracing the personalities of the game as part of the WBC, that can be a way to draw in those elusive younger fans that they keep pushing for.
Part of that could imply involve having more entertaining moments. Bringing Timmy Trumpet back to play ‘Narcos’ when Diaz is summoned in the WBC would be exactly that. And maybe, he could play that song while Diaz and Team Puerto Rico celebrate a WBC championship.
Team Puerto Rico has added New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz to their World Baseball Classic roster. He could be exactly what the tournament needs.