Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets have spent some money. And their new third baseman doesn’t have to go far. Todd Frazier is trading Yankees pinstripes for Mets orange.

Frazier, who turns 32 in less than a week, would slash .213/.344/.428 with 27 dingers. For the Yankees specifically, he would slash .222/.365/.423 with 11 home runs over 66 games. And for the Mets, landing the two-time All-Star on this deal is great business. Of course at this point, we just can’t believe teams are actually signing free agents.

But Frazier fits for the Mets. With him at third and Adrián González at first, their corners are set. Jay Bruce rounds out their outfield. If their starting rotation stays healthy, who knows? Then again, we would have these exact same thoughts last season. But at least the Mets are doing something, right? That’s more than can be said about just about every other team in the league right now.

As it stands, however, the Mets are not favorites for anything. The NL East belongs to Washington until they say so. So many teams are in the wild card hunt. Not to mention, we cannot assume their rotation stays healthy. There are just too many question marks.

But at least they are trying. That’s a start.

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This article first appeared on The Sports Post and was syndicated with permission.

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