Todd Frazier should provide the Mets with power, a good glove at third base and clubhouse leadership. They'll have to let Cabrera know he's back to shortstop or the backup at third, something that caused him to request a trade last season. Nevertheless, Frazier was able to land a multi-year deal and guarantee himself an everyday job.
Free agent third baseman and Yankees fan favorite Todd Frazier will be taking his talents, and his thumbs, to Flushing. Chris Carter led the National League in home runs (41) in 2016 and was out of a job last season by mid-July. Wright has no intention of retiring right now and is hopeful that he can play this season in some capacity.
Frazier, who earned All-Star appearances in each of his final two seasons in Cincinnati, hit.257 with 108 home runs, 324 runs batted in and a.784 OPS as a member of the Reds. He did walk a career-high 83 times, and his.226 batting average on balls in play was second-worst in Major League Baseball, according to FanGraphs.
The Mets will have a new look on both corners after signing aging free agent slugger Adrian Gonzalez to man first base in January.
Ignore the batting average and Frazier's numbers also compare favorably to the.269/.315/.413 combined line of the eight players the Mets used at third base in 2017, with Wilmer Flores, Asdrubal Cabrera and Jose Reyes accounting for three-quarters of the playing time. At a price of $17 million over two years, Frazier could end up being a great addition for the Mets.