Former Mets star shares fans' frustrations with Daniel Vogelbach

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If you have been traveling to the dark side of Twitter lately, you'll notice that is where many New York Mets fans let their frustrations collectively be known on an hour-by-hour basis. Last night a former Mets superstar joined in on the action and let his dissatisfaction be known with the lack of action from the Mets' starting DH Daniel Vogelbach.

Former Mets star shortstop Jose Reyes sent out a couple of tweets during last night's game against the Chicago Cubs that resonated with all Mets fans in regard to a current irritation that has been a trending topic over the last couple of weeks. That issue has been Daniel Vogelbach's approach at the plate and his lack of swinging the bat.

Daniel Vogelbach's recent offensive struggles have caught the eye of a former Mets star on Twitter during last night's game

Vogelbach started last night's game going down looking twice in his first two at-bats of the game and Mets Twitter was immediately up in arms as to why he continues to receive meaningful at-bats. Justifiably so, as Vogelbach is one of the leaders in all of baseball in terms of striking out looking.

Mets beat writer Anthony Dicomo also did some research during the game and pointed out that while there are far more players that have more called strikeouts than Vogelbach. Interestingly enough, the vast majority of these players have far more plate appearances than Vogelbach at this point in the season which isn't a good look for a position that requires one of your best bats.

After those two at-bats, Reyes chimed in with his first tweet, in which he seemed to copy and paste an earlier tweet from GENY Mets Report which stated, "I’m not sure if Vogey understands this concept but… You have to SWING THE BAT to hit the ball…" He then immediately followed that tweet up by stating "Good thing happen when you swing the bat."

It's clear that not only Mets fan's frustrations with Daniel Vogelbach are starting to reach a breaking point, but when a former Mets batting champ starts to publicly share those frustrations it may be time to possibly rethink the strategy at the DH position. The lack of production from Vogelbach and the lack of usage of Mark Vientos after coming up from the minors with a scorching hot bat has left all of us scratching our heads.

It'll be interesting to see if anything comes from this tweet over the next few days in Denver in terms of lineup changes. But one thing is for sure, Daniel Vogelbach's struggles are no longer solely a Mets story, as their DH issues are starting to evolve into more of a national baseball story day by day as the Mets look to consistently find their footing offensively as we approach Memorial Day.