Todd Frazier the Latest Addition in Active Mets Off-Season

In past off-seasons, Bruce, Swarzak and Frazier could have earned more despite being in their 30s and not among the game’s elite talents. Frazier, who will turn 32 next week, hit .213 and struck out 125 times in 147 games between the White Sox and the Yankees in 2017, but he also smashed 27 home runs, provided solid defense, and was a well-liked teammate.

“Everybody can see what the price was and where I should have been,” he said. “But the expectations — it’s like in baseball: You expect yourself to hit .300 and you hit .280, that’s still a pretty good year.”

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Wilpon was joined in the crowd by Omar Minaya, the Mets’ special assistant to the general manager, center, and by Frazier’s agent, Brodie Van Wagenen.

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Frazier, who is from Toms River, N.J., was not complaining about his deal; he thanked Alderson and the owner Jeff Wilpon for signing him. But he admitted that the off-season was frustrating. Chatty and energetic by nature, Frazier asked his agent, Brodie Van Wagenen of Creative Artists Agency, for frequent…

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