3B Todd Frazier, Mets agree on $17M, 2-year deal

Mets' bargain signing of Todd Frazier reflects icy state of MLB free agency

If the market continues to tank, maybe the Mets will get to sign even more free agents.

Free agent third baseman Todd Frazier waited and waited for the Yankees to come off their months-long stance of wanting him back only on a one-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was still pending a physical. He hit.213/.344/.428 (105 OPS+) with 27 homers and 76 RBI last season for the White Sox (81 games) and Yankees (66 games). Prior to the 2017 season, Frazier had signed a one-year deal with the White Sox.

Frazier, a welcome midseason acquisition for the Yankees previous year, will play third base, filling a hole that has always been vacated by an ailing David Wright and temporarily occupied by Asdrubal Cabrera, a natural shortstop.

Todd Frazier is coming back to NY - but without the Yankees pinstripes this time. Bruce and Frazier combined for 63 homers last season.




Sandy Alderson previously said while he has had some "focus" on improving the infield, the team was thinking "expansively" this offseason.

At least they, unlike many other teams, made a deal happen.

Frazier will also be a big part of the Mets new clubhouse culture, something new skipper Mickey Calloway is a big believer in. "I understand the fan base's frustration and we have the same frustration".

The addition of Frazier fills the void at third base the Mets have had the past three seasons with seven-time All-Star David Wright hampered by injuries. The move was a homecoming for the slugging third baseman, who grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, where he led the Toms River East American team to victory in the 1998 Little League World Series; in celebration of their championship, the team was introduced at Yankee Stadium before the national anthem, for which Frazier stood next to his pinstriped shortstop counterpart, Derek Jeter.

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