The New York Mets and their owner Steve Cohen are well aware that they have to find a strong replacement for All-Star closer Edwin Diaz, however, don’t expect them to force things and find an answer soon.

The New York Mets’ World Series hopes took a gut punch last week when two-time All-Star Edwin Diaz, arguably the best closer in MLB, suffered a season-ending injury at the World Baseball Classic.

In an era where bullpens have become exceedingly important in the MLB playoffs, the injury could sink the team’s chances to even make the playoffs in a very deep National League East. Offseason additions Dave Robertson and Brooks Raley are likely to share the closer role, but they are players brought on to serve secondary roles in the bullpen, not the top job.