After a slow start to the offseason, largely due a front office search that resulted in Billy Eppler becoming the Mets general manager, Cohen flipped the Mets’ fortune by letting his money do the talking. In the past few days, Cohen spent over $254 million signing free agents. The Mets landed Starling Marte (four years, $78 million), Mark Canha (two years, $26.5 million), Eduardo Escobar (two years, $20 million) and of course, Scherzer (three years, $130 million). And they’re likely not done. When all their deals are settled this winter, the Mets are expected to carry the highest payroll in MLB.