3 Mets players who won't be on the roster by July 1

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3) Daniel Vogelbach won’t be on the NY Mets roster by July 1

The best has been saved for last. The Daniel Vogelbach era in Queens will end by July 1. He didn’t start a single game for the Mets this weekend against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Friday was a given against the lefty Rich Hill. He didn’t even get into the starting lineup on Saturday or Sunday.

It’s official. Vogelbach is officially useless.

In the absence of Pete Alonso, the excuse to keep Vogelbach and even give him a start at first base is right there. The Mets have refused. Surely this is a sign of things to come. No roster, especially not this Mets team, has a use for a left-handed pinch hitter who doesn’t do a whole lot of hitting.

For some extra boldness, it could be possible Vogelbach is the first player from this list excused from the roster. Walker was just called up and alternative options are limited. Leone would need to be DFA’d in order to remove him from the 26-man roster. The Mets might be a little hesitant to make that move so soon after getting rid of Nogosek and Hunter.

Exactly how they replace Vogelbach is the big unknown. Carrying a third catcher is still an option with Michael Perez likely to become someone to hang around and get behind the plate once a week. It can allow Omar Narvaez and Francisco Alvarez to share duties behind the dish. As crazy as it may sound, it’s probably going to provide the Mets with the best possible starting lineup they can muster right now.