Todd Frazier Signs with the New York Mets

Posted February 06, 2018

The Mets lineup figures to be significantly deeper and more powerful with this signing and gives NY a more capable bench offensively.

Frazier turns 32 next week. Four years later, he debuted in the big leagues.

He hit.213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI a year ago, a season where he was traded near the deadline from the White Sox to the Yankees.

Frazier is just a few years removed from back-to-back all-star appearances in 2014 and 2015 while with the Reds. He hit a combined.213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs last season for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. However, he started to pick things up after he was traded to the Yankees in mid July.

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Chase Headley, the starter at third last season until Frazier arrived, was moved to the San Diego Padres in December, so the Yankees also in-house candidates at third besides Andujar are utility infielders Ronald Torreyes and Tyler Wade.

Frazier, a two-time All-Star, is surehanded at third base, and his fielding saved about 10 extra runs over an average fielder a year ago, according to Baseball Reference.

Free agent third baseman and Yankees fan favorite Todd Frazier will be taking his talents, and his thumbs, to Flushing.

Wright is a seven-time All-Star and is guaranteed $47 million by the Mets over the next three seasons. This signing also gives Asdrubal Cabrera what he's wanted, which is the chance to play second base rather than third.

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In an unusually depressed free agent market, the Mets have spent $72.5 million this winter on five players. The fact that the Mets signed a third baseman means they don't have high hopes for David Wright contributing in 2018.

Earlier today in my article about the New York Mets catchers, i said they would be better off taking their resources and getting a third baseman and a starting pitcher.

The union between the Mets and Frazier hardly is a surprising one.

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