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Mets officially introduce Todd Frazier

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 13: Todd Frazier
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 13: Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier is from Toms River, NJ in case you hadn’t heard.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Mets showed off their latest signing in a press conference at Citi Field. Todd Frazier donned his new colors, blue and orange, and got to talk about why he signed with the Amazin’s, and what he expects for his next two seasons in Queens.

Even though Frazier will wear Lucas Duda‘s old number, 21, don’t expect him to be the quiet, out of the way guy that the Dude was – quite the opposite, in fact. Frazier has the reputation for being a positive clubhouse guy and one that takes a leadership role wherever he lands.

According to Frazier, while he’s not “looking to step on anyone’s toes” in the clubhouse, he embraces the challenge of getting to know his fellow teammates – especially the younger guys – and help in any way he can.

Frazier is also excited about batting in a lineup that will hopefully produce some pop. With Yoenis Cespedes, Jay Bruce, and eventually Michael Conforto all stacked around one another, Frazier adds another tough out that will hopefully not give pitchers any breathers.

When SNY’s Steve Gelbs asked Frazier about what he meant when he said he couldn’t wait to show Mets fans what Todd Frazier is all about, the soon-to-be 32-year-old third baseman summed it up well.

"“I’m 100% every day. I bring energy, emotion, enthusiasm, and the will to win.”"

Frazier hopes this same attitude rubs off on other players around him, and frankly so do we. This guy won’t ever put up Giancarlo Stanton numbers, but he will try his hardest every single at bat, and we definitely need more of that on this Mets team.

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I’ll admit, I wasn’t as high on Frazier as others before the signing, but after seeing him in Mets colors and hearing his thoughts on the upcoming season, I’m really happy we got him. He’s ready to work, and with this new coaching staff I definitely agree with Frazier when he said the Mets are ready to make some noise in the National League East.