Numerous biggest Major League Baseball free agents remain unsigned, but one got a deal on Monday. The deal is for two years and $17 million, pending a physical, the sources confirmed.
Though Frazier's.213/.344/.428 batting line was hardly a knockout, his 27 homers and 83 walks pushed his OPS+ to 105, which ranked 21st of the 31 third baseman who made 300 plate appearances past year.
Cabrera has publicly stated in the past his desire to play second base rather than third. Popular wherever he's been, the spirited Frazier has always drawn cheers from local fans when playing in the NY area.
Chase Headley, the starter at third last season until Frazier arrived, was moved to the San Diego Padres in December, so the Yankees also in-house candidates at third besides Andujar are utility infielders Ronald Torreyes and Tyler Wade.
The Mets made the deal a week before they open spring training in Port St. Lucie, Florida. That speculation has included multiple teams throughout this offseason.
Frazier brings another power bat to a potent Mets' lineup.
The Mets began past year with a $157 million payroll for its 40-man roster and trimmed it to $149 million as injuries and poor pitching wrecked their postseason chances.
The 2017 season was the third year in a row that the Mets belatedly cobbled together a solution at third base, as Wright played a combined total of just 75 games in 2015-16.
Wright is a seven-time All-Star and is guaranteed $47 million by the Mets over the next three seasons. "On the other hand, you can't fully presume that he is", Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said last month.