Mets agree to 2-year, $17-million deal with Todd Frazier

Mets agree to 2-year, $17-million deal with Todd Frazier

Mets agree to 2-year, $17-million deal with Todd Frazier

The deal gives the Mets a steady third baseman beyond Asdrubal Cabrera, whose option they picked up last the fall, and David Wright, who might never play baseball again after multiple surgeries and injuries he just hasn't been able to overcome.

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. So, the ability to perform under the pressure of NY shouldn't be too much of a question. Over the last four seasons, he has averaged 33 home runs per season.

The Yankees are believed to be about $24 million below the threshold now and they want to open the season at least $10 million under so that they can add salary in a trade or two. However, a slow free agent market and little need for a third baseman throughout the league hurt Frazier.

Frazier, 31, who grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, would go on to spend the next five years (2011-2015) with the Reds where he would hit.253 with 99 home runs while driving in 324 runs.

It's probably some of the best news that Mets fans have received in a while. The Reds traded Frazier to the White Sox prior to the 2016 season.

That leaves $14 million, and the Yankees still want to add a veteran starting pitcher, so to do that and sign a third baseman, they may have dump a salary.

The signing of Frazier figures to be the last major move the Mets make this offseason.

He hit.213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBI previous year, a season where he was traded near the deadline from the White Sox to the Yankees. He will serve as a complement to the likes of Yoenis Cespdes, Michael Conforto, and Jay Bruce.

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