The Mets officially introduced Todd Frazier at a press conference held at Citi Field today. Their newest acquisition will wear Lucas Duda’s old number when he takes the field in Queens this season.
News of the signing broke Monday night but as we have seen, no deal is ever complete until the player passes a physical. Frazier did just that this morning and officially became a New York Met.
With David Wright’s uncertain future hanging a cloud over the organization, Frazier helps clear things up a bit in the infield. His defense at third will be a welcome addition as well as his presence in the clubhouse, both of which GM Sandy Alderson specifically mentioned in his introduction.
As for the third baseman he seemed very happy to remain in New York and perhaps was persuaded a bit by his three year old son who recently declared himself a Mets fan.
Todd Frazier: "This is my home, man. I belong here. I belong in New York." #Mets— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 7, 2018
As for the Captain, he remained the ultimate professional by getting behind the signing and personally welcoming the new third baseman. After recently lamenting the cost of Wright’s insurance policy, Jeff Wilpon reached out to Wright before the Frazier deal was completed.
Sandy Alderson and Jeff Wilpon both reached out to David Wright to discuss the Frazier deal with him before making it. Wright is on board, and texted Frazier to welcome him. #Mets— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 7, 2018
Of course, Frazier became known for embracing the “thumbs down” while with the Yankees last season. Gray Dunaier, the unimpressed fan behind the thumbs down meme, was also on hand for the press conference and seemed to give his approval to the signing. No word yet on if “thumbs down” will get new life in Queens.
February 7, 2018