Early on, the Todd Frazier signing looked like a good one. His locker room presence turned the culture around for the better. Sadly, his play on the field didn’t keep up.
Frazier is currently on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, hoping to return soon. For a guy who has been relatively healthy for the past few seasons, it’s a huge blow to the Mets to lose him for any period of time. Injuries will happen and we can only fault Frazier so much for getting hurt.
That said, Frazier has been nothing more than average this year on the field. At the $8 million price tag for 2018, he’s a value. I might be inclined to add a plus to his C grade if he managed to stay off the disabled list. Since he is a Met, a visit was required.
Showing up is half the battle. Frazier has not and it gives him a temporary grade he could certainly improve upon when he does get back onto the field.
Adding Frazier this offseason was meant to give them much-needed right-handed power to go along with Yoenis Cespedes. Unfortunately, both landed on the DL at the same time and we’re watching as the team struggles to survive without either of them.