NY Mets loser: Everyone involved at the DH spot decision-making meetings
You’re a loser if you had anything to do with the DH spot decision-making up until this point; unless you were the person who stood up and suggested this weekend for the Mets to try something new. Seeing Daniel Vogelbach out of the starting lineup on Saturday despite there being a righty on the mound was a beautiful thing to witness. Yes, the Mets lost the game. It wasn’t because of this change.
The DH spot doesn’t have to be one occupied by a classic slugger who can’t even bend down far enough to field a groundball. It can actually be one where everyone gets to take their turn.
Keeping Daniel Vogelbach was the first mistake the Mets made because of how many limitations he brings with him. It meant Francisco Alvarez couldn’t exist on the roster as a third catcher/DH. Any free agent with something to offer could easily pass on signing with the Mets because they knew their playing time wouldn’t be abundant.
The Mets may finally have decided to start doing something with this weapon every National League team has at their disposal. Something as simple as letting Brandon Nimmo DH on Sunday should be a regular occurrence. Nimmo shouldn’t need more than a day a month maximum in the role. Someone like Starling Marte, on the other hand, could probably benefit from a few more days where he doesn’t have to worry about defense.