3 Mets players ruining our preseason optimism we had for them
3) NY Mets disappointing player: Daniel Vogelbach
If we are being honest with ourselves, many of us Mets fans thought they would add another legitimate bat to this lineup during the winter after the offensive struggles over the last month of last season. While Carlos Correa was almost a Met, ultimately we saw how that played out and it left the Mets empty-handed without an upgrade to their offense.
The Mets exercised Daniel Vogelbach's $1.5 million club option over the winter and entrusted him with becoming their starting DH after the Correa deal fell through. The results to this point have left a lot to be desired at this point as Vogelbach is currently hitting .182 with a .627 OPS over his first 9 games played.
While it is an extremely small sample size, Vogelbach had struggled down the stretch last season with the Mets after catching fire when he was acquired prior to the Trade Deadline. There are also fans clamoring for Mark Vientos to take over the DH spot after his great spring and his red-hot run in AAA currently.
The Mets don't have a large financial commitment to Vogelbach and I believe they are going to give him every chance to succeed out of the DH spot. But with Vientos knocking on the door and the Mets' bottom of the lineup continuing to struggle, the Mets may make a move sooner rather than later in regards to his roster spot.