MLB Trade Deadline: Mets bring back Toms River’s Todd Frazier
The Toddfather is returning home.
At the trade deadline, the Mets acquired three players in two separate deals including Toms River’s Todd Frazier who played for the Mets in 2018 & 2019 before signing a free-agent deal this winter with Texas Rangers.
The 34-year old Frazier was batting .250 with 2 HR’s and 7 RBI’s playing mostly first base and some third for Texas. He comes to NY along with catcher Robinson Chirinos (.132) who will provide some needed depth behind the plate. The Mets will send a player to be named later to the Rangers in a move that might be more about Texas saving money than anything else.
While local fans (and his family) will clearly be excited about Frazier returning to the Mets you have to wonder how he will be used in the lineup. Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith are regulars at first base/DH and when Smith plays the outfield then Robinson Cano gets the DH spot. Meanwhile, J.D. Davis is pretty much the everyday third baseman although other have revived time there.
It would appear Frazier could be limited to a pinch-hitting role with some spot starts thrown in.
The Mets were closing in on the .500 mark but have now lost four in a row and seem to be at their low water mark of the season.
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