3 Mets overreactions from April you're not wrong to feel

You're not wrong if your heart tells you the Mets should make any of these three overreactive moves.
Apr 16, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets third baseman Joey Wendle (13) watches his
Apr 16, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets third baseman Joey Wendle (13) watches his / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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3) Mets overreaction you're not wrong to feel: Brett Baty should be sent to the minors

A debate nobody figured would happen with the start he had, Brett Baty’s job could now be in jeopardy. Mark Vientos’ unexpected promotion during Starling Marte’s time on the bereavement list has fans thinking about the possibility of swapping the two. This is a “too early to call” situation with Vientos spending most of his days in the big leagues thus far coming off the bench in place of Baty.

Baty is batting .256/.319/.314 this year with a homerless streak throughout all of April. He hit his one and only long ball on March 30. Criticized for some dumpy hits that weren’t barreled or exiting with great velocity, Baty’s numbers are a bit deceptive. They should be much worse.

The only way the Mets can tinker a little further to see who their third baseman is would be to send DJ Stewart to the minors. A limited player himself, it’s not exactly fair with how many big hits he has had for the team. Stewart’s batting average leaves a lot to be desired. However, he has been an on-base machine through the first month of the season.

Sending Baty to the minor leagues doesn’t do much other than ruin the confidence he gained. Still thought of as the superior defensive player, the problem Vientos runs into is the presence of J.D. Martinez on the roster.

The problem solves itself with Joey Wendle getting designated for assignment to clear space. However, this then creates a whole new problem. The Mets wouldn’t have a backup second baseman or shortstop.

An offense-happy roster at the moment without much consistent production from the bats, you’re not incorrect in wanting to see any kind of a change. Sending Baty down to the minor leagues in favor of Vientos means more Wendle late in games. The Mets chose Baty over Vientos on Tuesday with the return of Starling Marte. A game-winning home run from Stewart will help his case to stay. Baty, meanwhile, is only aided by the ability to play a defensive position.