Mets, Todd Frazier agree to two-year deal

Tricia Pearson
February 6, 2018

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

With Frazier on board, it will push Asdrubal Cabrera to second base full time.

Free agent third baseman Todd Frazier has found a new team, with sources confirming to FanRag Sports that he as agreed to a two-year deal worth $17 million with the New York Mets.

The soon-to-be 32-year-old out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey is an excellent signing for NY.

Todd Frazier singles against the Houston Astros.

Todd Frazier is staying in NY. During the Yankees' postseason run to the ACLS, Frazier hit.186 with one home run and five runs batted in. Frazier opted to play his college ball close to home, amassing a successful career at Rutgers University. He has 175 home runs over six-plus seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees.

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As of right now, the Mets batting order does not look like it will add any additional pieces. Frazier is the Mets' second notable signing after they reunited with Jay Bruce on a three-year, $39 million contract. The infield is not the sturdiest, but it is unlikely it will be changed before Opening Day. Travis d'Arnaud will get the bulk of the catching duties with Kevin Plawecki backing him up. Noah Syndergaard started just seven games last season after suffering a torn lat muscle at the end of April.

While former star third baseman David Wright continues his comeback attempt from multiple surgeries, it's unclear when - or if - he'll be able to return. Zack Wheeler struggled significantly in 2017 after missing the prior two seasons. But if their rotation can stay healthy, they could be a surprise. Someone like Andrew Cashner or Lance Lynn may be a good fit.

Frazier isn't exactly coming off the best season of his career. Which is all very Mets.

The Mets never seriously pursued Mike Moustakas, the top free-agent option on the market. However, the Mets seem intent on sticking with d'Arnaud behind the plate and will likely choose not to go this route. The Frazier signing is a much needed piece, but there is still work to be done.

The Mets made the deal a week before they open spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

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