New York Mets ink 3B Todd Frazier to 2-year deal


New York Mets ink 3B Todd Frazier to 2-year deal

The New York Mets have finally landed the infielder they've sought all offseason.

The Mets have agreed to a two-year contract worth $17 million with free-agent third baseman Todd Frazier, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports.

Previous year with the Sox and Yankees he slashed.213/.344/.772 with 27 home runs and overall 3.0 fWAR player.

Frazier isn't exactly coming off the best season of his career.

A steady player on defense during his entire career, Frazier has played in the All-Star Game twice and will be 32 next week. In 2015, he hit.255 and belted 79 extra-base hits for a.498 slugging percentage. In 81 games, the White Sox slugger only managed to hit 16 home runs while driving in just 44 runs, and hitting a paltry.207. He drew a lot of walks past year, but at a very high rate.

Todd Frazier will be heading crosstown to join the rival Mets. His home run numbers could reasonably be around 25-30.

Though there has been some talk this offseason about Frazier playing other positions, he is likely to play third base for the Mets. His 131 homers during that span are ninth-most in baseball.

Was 2016 a fluke, or will the Rangers be getting a good reliever, likely on the cheap? While Bruce and Frazier aren't big difference-makers, give the front office credit for taking advantage of the market and at least spending wisely. Frazier did manage to hit a total of 56 home runs in his one-plus seasons with the White Sox, but the third baseman produced a batting average of just.220.

That leaves Mike Moustakas out there still seeking a home. He might not be a Gold Glover but he is very reliable at third base.



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