New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier is going to keep working to be better regardless if he’s traded or not.
The July 31 MLB trade deadline is quickly approaching, and the New York Mets have a few names they could deal. Jason Vargas, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, and Todd Frazier are all names to consider.
And when it comes to the idea of a trade, Frazier seems to be fine with it either way.
“If I get traded, OK,” Frazier said on Wednesday, per Mike Puma of the New York Post. “If not, I am glad to be here as a Met. I am doing something, so it’s always good to be wanted.”
Frazier, through 63 games this season, has hit .256 with 11 home runs and 34 RBIs. He’s proved to be a reliable third baseman, however, he isn’t the biggest bat in a Mets lineup that includes Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil.
The 33-year-old infielder realizes him and fellow teammate Wheeler are in the same situation. Therefore, he knows what they both need to do going forward.
“I am playing the game, just like Zack is, and we’re trying to play to the best of our ability,” Frazier said. “And until I hear something from my agent or Brodie [Van Wagenen, general manager] or somebody within the Mets organization, then I will start thinking about it because it’s out of your control. You want to be thoughtless up there when you hit.”
The Mets are 12.5 games out of first place in the NL East division, staring at a 39-48 record. Even manager Mickey Callaway said it would “take a miracle” to get out of the current situation they’re in.
New York hosts the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game series at Citi Field starting on Friday. After that, the All-Star break will begin with the Home Run Derby on Monday.