New York Mets reach agreement with Todd Frazier

Mets' bargain signing of Todd Frazier reflects icy state of MLB free agency

The person spoke Monday night on condition of anonymity because the deal was still pending a physical.

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. That speculation has included multiple teams throughout this offseason.

Todd Frazier is staying in NY.

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. Frazier did manage to hit a total of 56 home runs in his one-plus seasons with the White Sox, but the third baseman produced a batting average of just.220.

Noah Syndergaard immediately tweeted his approval (or disapproval?) of the move, posting a thumbs down emoji to Twitter.

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Torreyes would be a candidate to play third if No. 1 prospect Gleyber Torres pulls a surprise and wins the open second base position instead of starting in Triple-A or if non-roster player Danny Espinosa, a very strong defender who hits for power, starts at second. He's a good defender at third and has seen some time at first as well. Baseball-Reference estimated that Mets third basemen were a combined 0.2 wins above replacement, mainly due to the hot bat of Cabrera once he agreed to shift over from second base; he finished the year with a modest 1.1 WAR, while Flores (-0.2 WAR) and Reyes (-0.6) were both underwater. Wright last appeared in a game on May 26, 2016.

In 2017, Frazier would get off to one of the worst starts of his career.

The Mets still have captain David 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.

With Frazier switching boroughs, Mets fans will probably give him a thumbs up next time around.

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