3 Mets players we’ll be glad are gone, 2 we’ll wish they brought back

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We’ll be glad Daniel Vogelbach is gone

Daniel Vogelbach is not bad at what he does. If you need a left-handed hitter capable of going yard against a right-handed pitcher playing for a team with three vowels in its nickname on his mother’s birthday, he’s your guy. The vowels and birthday thing are made up. The point is Vogelbach is such a niche type of player, you’d probably never be in a situation where he can be his most effective.

Vogelbach’s limitations showed in his year and a half with the Mets. He never played an inning defensively. He could have been at first base at some point. The Mets thought otherwise.

His .233/.339/.404 slash line with 13 home runs in 319 plate appearances last year wasn’t nearly as bad as it felt. As slow on the bases as he is, it took away any of those favorable brownie points to justify having him around. Only in an emergency situation where your roster can truly afford to have a DH that can’t hit lefties does he work. The Mets weren’t built to handle it in 2023.

Vogelbach was non-tendered by the Mets and signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays this offseason. Like Carrasco, he was an obvious piece to trade at the deadline except no one bit. Fun at first, he won’t be missed.