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Reaction roundup: The Mets sign Todd Frazier to a two-year, $17 million contract

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Let’s see what people are saying about the signing.

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Last night, the Mets signed Todd Frazier, a native of Toms River, New Jersey, to a two-year, $17 million contract, pending a physical. This offseason, The Mets have been actively trying to acquire an infielder and have finally found one. Frazier is a great fit for the Mets, as he has great power and is pretty solid defensively. The Mets seem to have gotten a good deal here. And here’s what others around the baseball community have said.

  • The Mets got a bargain with their signing of Frazier, writes David Schoenfield over at ESPN.
  • Jay Jaffe breaks down the deal over at SI and says it might be a sign of things to come for other remaining free agents.
  • Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard took to Twitter and showed his support for the Mets addressing their hole at third base.
  • Anthony DiComo, Mets beat writer for MLB.com explained on Twitter that Mets fans should expect Frazier to bring strong power and defense to Citi Field—but that he’ll also have a low batting average and a high strikeout rate.
  • MLB Trade Rumors explained that the Mets got a great deal with Frazier. They expected that his contract would be much larger after the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed Zack Cozart to a three-year, $39 million contract.
  • ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick was very vocal on Twitter about the Frazier signing. Crasnick stated that the Mets have been very aggressive throughout the off-season. The Mets have capitalized throughout a quiet free agency period, and made several upgrades across the diamond.
  • “Thumbs Down Guy” Gary Dunaier is supportive of the Mets signing Frazier.
  • The Mets are hoping that Frazier will be a strong leader, writes Mike Puma of the New York Post.
  • Micah Gentin of Rising Apple seems very upbeat on the Frazier signing, as he fills the Mets’ need for more power.
  • Matt Ehalt of NJ.com explains that Frazier will bring a solid defensive skillset to the lineup. He also says that Frazier was a much better fit than some of the other infielders that the Mets were tied to recently.
  • After the free agent signings of Jay Bruce and Frazier, Joel Sherman of The New York Post joked that if the Mets are adamant on grabbing another former Cincinnati Reds star, they can sign Brandon Phillips.