By Rob Schardt
The infamous thumbs down is now a thumbs up for the New York Mets who now have filled their infield void. The Toms River native, who played half of last season playing with the cross town rival Yankees, after being dealt there before the July 31st trade deadline. Frazier loved playing close to his native New Jersey who he represented in the 1998 Little League World Series and it was New York City that welcomed him with arms wide open.
This is a great deal for the Mets who now gain a terrific veteran mentor who puts up numbers when the team needs him to. Frazier finished last season batting .213 with 27 homeruns and 76 RBI’s. Plugging him into the Mets lineup can give him the chance to be a leader on the field and in the clubhouse while helping young shortstop Amed Rosario in his development. Frazier is a terrific player to have in a clubhouse and with Mets team that is trying to find an identity, Todd can help out.
The “ToddFathers” deal is perfect for the Mets as well because it comes at a low price deal worth 2 years 17 million. This deal also ensures that second basemen Neil Walker will not be returning because the team plans to move Asdrubal Cabrera there, who has been solid for the Mets the past few seasons with a .280 average, 37 homeruns and 121 RBI.
Can Todd Frazier help the Mets return to the postseason and hopefully provide some postseason magic?
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