Mets, Todd Frazier agree to two-year deal

Mets, Todd Frazier agree to two-year deal

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

Frazier only spent the second half of the 2017 season with the New York Yankees, but he left a big impression on the team as it made its run through the postseason. In 66 games with the Yankees, Frazier hit.222 with 11 home runs, posting an OPS of.788.

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Frazier isn't exactly coming off the best season of his career. However, a slow free agent market and little need for a third baseman throughout the league hurt Frazier.

A native of Toms River, New Jersey, Frazier also tweeted playing for the Yankees was a "dream come true" when the Chicago White Sox sent him to the Big Apple in July.

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Todd Frazier is staying in NY. Asdrubal Cabrera will now most likely shift to being the club's full-time second baseman and the prospect of a starting role for Jose Reyes is probably off the table.

The 31-year-old Frazier will provide power to the Mets lineup, having averaged nearly 33 home runs a year since 2014-Frazier's first year as an All-Star. The Reds, who went into rebuilding mode soon after hosting the All-Star Game, dealt Frazier to the White Sox in December in a three-team, seven-player swap. But he has stated he would be more comfortable at second base, which makes the signing of Frazier a sound choice. The fact that the Mets signed a third baseman means they don't have high hopes for David Wright contributing in 2018.

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The Mets will have a new look on both corners after signing aging free agent slugger Adrian Gonzalez to man first base in January. The deal is worth $17 million, according to reports.

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