Fans of the New York Mets are sounding their trumpets this morning.
Yesterday, the Mets and their hard-throwing closer agreed to terms on a five-year, $102 million contract, which is the largest contract in baseball history for a relief pitcher.
The deal eclipses that of Aroldis Chapman, who signed with the New York Yankees for five years and $86 million prior to the 2017 season.
This morning, SNY, the TV home of the Mets, had a little fun on Twitter.
Understanding that Mets fans are very excited about this news, they tweeted a funny graphic featuring a scene from SpongeBob SquarePants, where a marching band is playing their trumpets in unison in front of a live audience.
The Mets logo was also photoshopped onto everybody’s uniform.
Mets Twitter waking up to Edwin Díaz being the highest-paid reliever in baseball history pic.twitter.com/9YMLurTLOq
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) November 7, 2022
Sound The Trumpets
New York is certainly excited to have their top closer back.
For context, every time Edwin Diaz enters a game at Citi Field, the Mets play the song “Narco” by the musical duo Blasterjaxx, which features an epic trumpet solo from the famous Timmy Trumpet.
So naturally, Mets fans are excited to have Diaz back for the next five years and hear Narco play every time he enters a game at home.
Diaz posted a 1.31 ERA over 61 appearances this season and converted 32 of his 35 save opportunities in 2022.
The deal will keep Diaz in New York through the 2027 season.
The move also marks the first major free agent signing of this offseason.
Free agents will be eligible to sign with teams by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday.