The New York Mets have made some of the splashiest offseason additions in the sport in recent winters, but that hasn't kept them from being one of the biggest disappointments in baseball this season, as the team is just 36-43.
And if those results don't change, it wouldn't be shocking if some major changes followed, though team owner Steve Cohen indicated to reporters on Wednesday he wasn't ready to make any brash moves just yet.
"All is not lost yet, but it's getting late," Cohen told reporters. "I'm preparing my management team for all possibilities. If they don't get better, we have decisions to make at the trade deadline. That's not my preferred end result. We're preparing all contingencies."
The Mets accumulated a massive payroll this past offseason—at $360 million, it's the largest in MLB history—shelling out major contracts to Verlander (two years, $86.6 million), Brandon Nimmo (eight years, $162 million), Edwin Díaz (five years, $102 million) and Kodai Senga (five years, $75 million), among others.