Todd Frazier signs with the Mets for 2 years, $17 million

Feb 07, 2018, 01:39
Todd Frazier signs with the Mets for 2 years, $17 million

His thumbs-down celebration-adapted from the reaction of a New York Mets fan-became a staple for Yankees players.

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.

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Frazier hit 27 home runs previous year, while driving in 76 RBI between the White Sox and Yankees with an OBP of.344.

Frazier played for the Toms River, New Jersey Little League team that won the Little League World Series in 1998 and was later a star with Rutgers. He hit.207 with 16 home runs and 44 RBI in 81 games for the White Sox.

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Frazier was an All-Star with the Reds in 2014 and 2015 and even smacked 40 homers in 2016 with the White Sox, but his batting average has been in decline for three straight seasons, which makes him somewhat risky. Last season's Yankees and White Sox third baseman is moving boroughs to join the Mets for the 2018 season.

The deal for Frazier comes just one week prior to the start of spring training in what has been a very slow free market all winter.

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The Mets had a few options at third, including a potential trade for Pirates infielder Neil Walker, with David Wright unlikely to be healthy enough to play third ever again.