4) Omar Narvaez could replace Daniel Vogelbach on the NY Mets roster
Everything about Vientos can be stated about Daniel Vogelbach with a little more of a personal touch. Change the word “righty” to “lefty” and vice versa. Let’s call it a day.
Vogelbach’s reduced playing time is a sign of something. He isn’t getting every start against right-handed starters and for good reason. He isn’t performing well enough to deserve those opportunities.
Picking between Vientos and Vogelbach comes down to whether or not the Mets believe the former is ready for more playing time and the latter is cooked. As much of a non-fan of Vogelbach as many of us may be, Vientos hasn’t done enough. Vogelbach is an imperfect fit for the Mets because of the first baseman’s mitt he forgot to bring with him when he was first traded here from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yes, he probably did buy a new one. We haven’t seen it yet.
Vientos is a much better player to have on the roster in theory when your ball club is carrying three catchers. This would be the case if they were to DFA Vogelbach. Three catchers plus Vogelbach seems much less appealing. Narvaez would essentially take on the role of left-handed DH which then leaves Vogelbach practically useless. Some argue he already is.
Sending either of the kids down is simple yet the least effective move for the Mets to make. June has arrived. The trade deadline is less than two months away but some desperate teams could already be on the lookout to replace injured or underperforming players. Could Nido or Vogelbach actually become an early summer trade piece? Now is the time when the Mets would get the least for them. It’s also better than receiving nothing at all.