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New York Mets: Three potential trade destinations for Todd Frazier

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 09: Todd Frazier #21 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after his three-run home run as Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies looks on in the first inning at Citi Field on June 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 09: Todd Frazier #21 of the New York Mets rounds the bases after his three-run home run as Trevor Story #27 of the Colorado Rockies looks on in the first inning at Citi Field on June 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 11: A logo to recognize 9/11 on the side of a Philadelphia Phillies hat prior to the game against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park on September 11, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

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The best place for Frazier to possibly go would send him down to the Philadelphia Phillies. Third base is a weak spot for them due to the struggles of Maikel Franco. Though they’ve filled in with youngster Scott Kingery at times, he has been utilized in center field and other positions as well. Their need for offense and willingness to spend stupid money makes this a perfect match.

Well, almost.

The Mets and Phillies don’t make big trades often. However, as we saw last summer, things are changing. Asdrubal Cabrera went to the Phillies in a swap for Franklyn Kilome. This was under a different Mets regime, but I don’t think Brodie Van Wagenen would have any animosity against Philadelphia personally.

Much like the Cabrera deal, the Mets have to realize helping out an enemy could help themselves out. If the Phillies are willing to hand over a legitimate prospect, why not do the deal? Barring future injury, they are the only team in contention right now with an obvious need at third base.

It would be odd to see Frazier reunite with Jay Bruce again, too. The pair played together with the Cincinnati Reds in the early part of their career and again with the Mets last year. If Bruce has any voice in the ear of Phillies’ general manager Matt Klentak, Frazier’s name could get whispered.

Because Frazier is a free agent after 2019, this doesn’t hurt the Mets in the long run. Other than visiting Citizen’s Bank Ballpark and possibly seeing a championship banner they helped Philadelphia achieve, there’s not much to lose.

If the situation was reversed, I would do it. You have to take risks in baseball. This one, while potentially upsetting, cannot hurt the Mets anywhere but the ego.

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