Todd Frazier signs with the Mets for 2 years, $17 million

Todd Frazier signs with the Mets for 2 years, $17 million

The move also means Asdrubal Cabrera could be the Mets' projected starter at second base this season, rather than third. He hit a combined.213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs last season for the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees. So, the ability to perform under the pressure of NY shouldn't be too much of a question. In his lone full season on the South Side, Frazier set a career high with 40 homers but slipped to.225/.302/.464/107 OPS+.

According to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman, Frazier's deal includes no incentives and is without a no-trade clause, though Frazier would get a $500,000 bonus if the Mets chose to move him.

Meantime, the Yankees still could add an experienced third baseman via trade or free agent, although adding significant money to the payroll could prevent either from occurring due to managing partner Hal Steinbrenner's insistence on his club being under the $197 million luxury-tax threshold.

Born in Point Pleasant and raised in Toms River, the New Jersey native first caught our attention by helping lead the Toms River East American Little League All-Star team to the 1998 Little League World Series.

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In 2017, Frazier would get off to one of the worst starts of his career.

With football season now over and spring training right away the corner, Frazier finally gave up on the returning to the Yankees on Monday night when he accepted a two-year, $17-million offer from the crosstown rival Mets.

The 31-year old Frazier is likely to be the team's everyday third baseman. That leaves both Wilmer Flores and Jose Reyes to play utility roles, giving the Mets a considerable amount of infield depth. In the final months of last season, the Mets lost Curtis Granderson, Neil Walker and Bruce, all clubhouse leaders; add to that Wright's longtime absence, and the need for a veteran voice was clear.

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