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NY Mets: 3 reasons why an Adam Frazier trade doesn’t make sense

May 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier (26) reacts after securing the final out against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
May 30, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Adam Frazier (26) reacts after securing the final out against the Colorado Rockies during the seventh inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Mets could use a major league bat in their lineup. With no set time for the return of half of their lineup, it could behoove them to do something drastic and see what it takes to land a reliable stick to the lineup sooner than later.

A name that has popped up is Adam Frazier of the Pittsburgh Pirates. A contender to lead the league in hits and doubles this year, he’s a lighter-hitting second baseman and left fielder who can play a role similar to Jeff McNeil.

On the surface, Frazier could make a lot of sense for the Mets. He can play multiple positions and he’s a really good hitter. However, three reasons jump out at me whenever I get tempted to make a deal with the Pirates.

Injured Mets players are coming back

It won’t be today. It won’t be tomorrow. But someday in 2021, the injured Mets players are coming back. I know you can “never have enough talent” could be one argument in favor of going out and landing Frazier. Others will suffer injuries and the players on the IL right now could re-injure themselves.

Unless someone is out for the full season, it doesn’t make much sense to pick up a player of Frazier’s ilk especially when we look at the other reasons why the Mets should stay away.

Even if injured Mets don’t return, what about next year?

Frazier is under contract for next season too, which begs the question, what do the Mets do then?

The team already came into 2021 with a logjam of guys playing out of position. Frazier is best-suited as a second baseman and the Mets already have a fabulous one with McNeil. If the DH does reappear in the National League in 2022, maybe Frazier is a better fit. However, I would prefer a different style of player as my left fielder (assuming Dominic Smith moves to first base and Pete Alonso is the DH). Give me a left fielder with pop.

Frazier is too good to rot on any team’s bench. It may help solve some issues now, but only if someone goes down for the season. Otherwise, the Mets risk his bat or someone else’s getting cold.

If you think the housing market has inflated, try trading for Adam Frazier

Anyone who has bought or has thought about purchasing a home in the last year knows what the market is like out there. In baseball terms, that’s Frazier! He’s having an awesome year in Pittsburgh and the price has gone sky-high.

Frazier is hitting so well this year that it might actually cost the Mets a prospect whose name we know. Is that worth the price of a guy with possibly nowhere to play at the end of this year and/or next season?

It’s hard to picture the Mets actually going out and acquiring another ill-fitting player. This current front office regime seems to have other ideas in mind than what the previous one did: add the best players possible regardless of the position they play and the guys they already have on the roster.

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Frazier is a fine player and he’s going to make some fan base outside of Pittsburgh happy. That fan base won’t be the one based in Flushing.

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