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3 Mets roster questions the team failed to address properly

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2) NY Mets may have had an epic fail at trying to improve the DH spot

Why settle for one DH when you can have two? The Mets added both Daniel Vogelbach and Darin Ruf at the trade deadline. Paired off in a strict platoon, it doesn’t look like the best move for Billy Eppler to lead his resume with.

Vogelbach has been productive but not at the level he was early on or what the Mets need him to be. Ruf has been almost completely absent from the box score other than a bunch of goose eggs running horizontally next to his name.

Extended beyond those two, we can also feel a little unsatisfied with Tyler Naquin. While not a DH, his presence does give the team another option and could even allow some of the outfielders to shift into the spot. His poor play outside of a few early hits has fans frustrated, too.

The DH spot was the one on the team where the Mets began the year with too many options. Would J.D. Davis or Dominic Smith get the bulk of the at-bats? Would it, in fact, be the perfect way for Robinson Cano to return and show off he can still play baseball?

Nothing seems to have worked. The Mets did try some moves but none of them have gone as planned.

Something the team didn’t try was to hand those at-bats over to a rookie like Mark Vientos. Nobody is still quite sure exactly why he was never given a chance.

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