Mets reportedly agree to sign Todd Frazier for two years, $17 million


Last year Frazier said he loved playing close to home following his trade to NY.

Frazier is just a few years removed from back-to-back all-star appearances in 2014 and 2015 while with the Reds. However, he would set a career-low in hitting with a.225 average in a 158 games.

Frazier struggled at the plate last season, slashing.213/.344/.428 in 474 at-bats between the White Sox and the Yankees. If the Mets get a little bit of help in terms of rotation health, they're certainly a respectable bet to be in the mix late into the season thanks to the additions of Jay Bruce and, now, Frazier. During the Yankees' postseason run to the ACLS, Frazier hit.186 with one home run and five runs batted in.

Mets third basemen hit.269/.315/.413 last season - four different players started at least 25 games there - and combined for minus-17 Defensive Runs Saved.

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Was 2016 a fluke, or will the Rangers be getting a good reliever, likely on the cheap? While he comes with one gleaming credential - 38 home runs - it's worth noting that the Royals ranked just 23rd in the majors in WAR at third base last season. He drew a lot of walks a year ago, but at a very high rate. However, his 27 home runs and.772 OPS were more than respectable.

A native of Toms River, New Jersey, Frazier also tweeted playing for the Yankees was a "dream come true" when the Chicago White Sox sent him to the Big Apple in July. This is something that has been boasted about him on every team he has played with.

Todd Frazier has to produce better at-bats to have a successful time with the New York Mets.