New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier says that being a Met means everything to him and his family.
Frazier signed a two-year, $17 million deal with the Mets earlier this month. He is from Tom Rivers, NJ, and being with the Mets means more to him and feels like home to him, even though he did play for the New York Yankees.
“This means everything,’’ the Toddfather told Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “It’s like everything fell into place. My parents have a place out here. My brother Charlie’s wife is from Port St. Lucie, my brother Jeff grew up a Mets fan. It’s close to home. I’m glad this is where I’m at and overall the pieces are set.’’
He added, “I’ll bring the energy. We’ve got the emotion on this team. I’m just going to bring another element of hustle, attitude, the willingness to work and just try to get the best out of these guys day in and day out. No days off. We have leaders on this team. I don’t want to step on anybody’s toes, but also I’m not afraid to do it, either. I’m just trying to be who I am and that leadership quality will probably just come out.”
While Frazier liked playing with the Yankees, he was really a Met all the way. He apparently isn’t good with names, so when he arrived at the Mets spring training facility he called his teammates “Big Dog”, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Todd Frazier arrived in Mets camp this morning. He says he's not good with names, so he'll call everyone "Big Dog" for now. pic.twitter.com/y31bA1viwD
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 16, 2018
Last year the Toddfather hit .213 with 27 home runs and 76 RBIs. He is a great addition to the Mets as he will help them both offensively and defensively. However, no matter how he does as a Met, the good news is he’ll be home.