4 changes every Mets fan should want to see
2) NY Mets move every fan should want to see: Call up Mark Vientos and Ronny Mauricio
At this point in the season, fans have seen enough of the inconsistent production of the Mets lineup at every game. Meanwhile, their top prospects are hitting at the highest level in Triple-A, seen as ready to demonstrate their talent in the majors.
Unlike pitching, the Mets have inside options that can replace the slowest bats in MLB. Daniel Vogelbach and Tommy Pham have filled the DH position, they haven't done a bad job, but they aren't generating the power and offensive production needed for that position.
On the other hand, Mark Canha has been a failed experiment. Beyond his high on-base ability, his offensive production level and ability to make contact are terrible.
Ronny Mauricio and Mark Vientos represent the solution to this problem. The organization's top No. 6 and No. 8 prospects have been burning minor league pitchers, proving that their bats are more than ready to contribute to the Mets' lineup.
Vientos would automatically enter the designated hitter position seeing the most turns and contributing with his power that has been top in AAA in 2023. In the case of Mauricio, the defensive adjustment would be different. The Dominican has been playing the second base position which would move Jeff McNeil to left field, allowing Canha to move to the bench.
With this move, the Mets would inject youth and power into a lineup that ranks among the bottom in slugging percentage and home runs hit. Likewise, the youth of these two prospects would invigorate a lineup that has seen its fruits since Brett Baty and Francisco Alvarez joined the big team.