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Mets sign two-time All Star Todd Frazier to a two-year deal

By Micah Gentin
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 21: Todd Frazier
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 21: Todd Frazier /

Third baseman Todd Frazier will sign with the Mets on a 2 year, $17 million dollar contract.

The “Toddfather,” who most recently played for the crosstown Yankees, had a strong 2017 campaign, finishing with a .213/.344/.428 line and a solid 3.4 WAR. Frazier certainly checks the box of having an OBP on the higher end.

Frazier is the big infield bat that the Amazins’ have been seeking, and they hope that his trend of 4 straight +25 HR years continues into 2018. The Mets lineup figures to be significantly deeper and more powerful with this signing and gives New York a more capable bench offensively. The 31-year-old will most likely only play 3rd, as David Wright has little hope for returning anytime soon. This signing also gives Asdrubal Cabrera what he’s wanted, which is the chance to play second base rather than third.

And of course should David Wright return, Frazier is willing to adjust:

It’s probably some of the best news that Mets fans have received in a while. The Mets have several options for infield depth. And options that they’ve created for themselves with just one move.

Anthony DiComo also tweeted that the Mets may not be done just yet:

It wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world for the Mets to pick up another starter for the back end of the rotation. Someone like Andrew Cashner or Lance Lynn may be a good fit. Especially when the health of Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz continue to be a question mark.

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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. Perhaps this move will trigger other big name free agents to finally latch onto an MLB club for the 2018 season.