Mets, Todd Frazier agree to two-year deal


This signing also gives Asdrubal Cabrera what he's wanted, which is the chance to play second base rather than third. He has 175 home runs over six-plus seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. So, the ability to perform under the pressure of NY shouldn't be too much of a question.

Todd Frazier has hit at least 25 home runs each of the last four seasons. In his lone full season on the South Side, Frazier set a career high with 40 homers but slipped to.225/.302/.464/107 OPS+. They traded him to the Yankees in late July. From the standpoint of the soon-to-be 32-year-old third baseman, this is a steep discount that many other mid-market free agents may settle for as spring training approaches.

Born in Point Pleasant and raised in Toms River, the New Jersey native first caught our attention by helping lead the Toms River East American Little League All-Star team to the 1998 Little League World Series. The Reds traded Frazier to the White Sox prior to the 2016 season.

Frazier already has a unique relationship with one Mets fan.

Though Frazier's.213/.344/.428 batting line was hardly a knockout, his 27 homers and 83 walks pushed his OPS+ to 105, which ranked 21st of the 31 third baseman who made 300 plate appearances a year ago.

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That leaves $14 million, and the Yankees still want to add a veteran starting pitcher, so to do that and sign a third baseman, they may have dump a salary.

Frazier, who turns 32 on February 12, had hinted on Twitter Sunday the Mets were his likely destination.

Cabrera has publicly stated in the past his desire to play second base rather than third.

Frazier joins Jay Bruce as two major cogs to be added to the Mets' lineup this winter. The deal is worth $17 million, according to reports.