Mets Signing Todd Frazier for Two Years, $17 Million

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Todd Frazier is staying in NY, but the veteran third baseman is changing leagues.

Frazier agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Mets on Monday night, according to multiple reports.

In 147 games between the White Sox and Yankees in 2017, Frazier hit.213/.344/.428 with a.772 OPS.

Frazier is entering his age-32 season. It likely won't be enough to contend in the NL East, but the team is definitely remaining proactive.

Frazier won the Home Run Derby in 2015.

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.

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By comparison Frazier had a.960 fielding percentage at third with the White Sox and Yankees, and for his career he has a.965 fielding percentage at the position.

At least they, unlike many other teams, made a deal happen. He played there for five seasons, making two all-star appearances along the way.

"I get what the fan perception is". As Frazier circled the bases, the fan showed his displeasure by giving him a thumbs down.

The Mets still have Wright on the roster, but the longtime third baseman's future is in doubt after injuries and a chronic back condition limited him to 75 regular-season games over the last three years. The move was a homecoming for the slugging third baseman, who grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, where he led the Toms River East American team to victory in the 1998 Little League World Series; in celebration of their championship, the team was introduced at Yankee Stadium before the national anthem, for which Frazier stood next to his pinstriped shortstop counterpart, Derek Jeter. The Mets aren't expected to be contenders next season.

Despite much criticism, Sandy Alderson has actually been one of the most aggressive general managers thus far in what has been an incredibly boring offseason.

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