Mets agree to deal with third baseman Todd Frazier, sources say

213 with 27 home runs with the White Sox and Yankees last season. Credit Ben Solomon for The New York Times

Frazier hit.213 with a.772 OPS between Chicago and NY last season while cutting his strikeout rate as K's rose across the league. In 2017, he hit just.207 in 81 games with the White Sox. As a Red, Frazier posted a.257/.321/.463 slash line with 108 home runs and 324 RBIs.

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.

Frazier, who is from New Jersey, was received warmly when he returned to the New York City area.

According to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman, Frazier's deal includes no incentives and is without a no-trade clause, though Frazier would get a $500,000 bonus if the Mets chose to move him.




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. The fact that the Mets signed a third baseman means they don't have high hopes for David Wright contributing in 2018.

Even if Wright is able to play this season, he will only be able to play part time.

With Frazier now in the fold, the Mets can start Asdrubal Cabrera at second base and put Jose Reyes in a utility backup role, where he better fits at this point in his career. Cabrera likely will shift to second base, with Amed Rosario at shortstop. It's certainly something that benefits the Mets - they still could sign a middle infielder or add bullpen help - but has raised the hackles of agents and players. He will serve as a complement to the likes of Yoenis Cespdes, Michael Conforto, and Jay Bruce. At a price of $17 million over two years, Frazier could end up being a great addition for the Mets.

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