TOMS RIVER-Toms River’s hometown hero Todd Frazier and the New York Yankees still haven’t reached an agreement to keep the slugger in pinstripes in 2018, according to a report in the New York Post.
Frazier said he would prefer to play for the Yankees or crosstown New York Mets in 2018, but said in the article, he’s keeping all options on the table and maintains dialogue with several other teams.
The Yankees are scheduled to report to spring training in Tampa on Monday, February 19th, in just a little over one month.
“This is a different free-agent year, you see some crazy stuff going on, man,” Frazier told The Post. “I know how good of a player I am. I’m confident in everything I do. No cockiness about it. I believe in myself, and I have believed in myself ever since I was a young kid. Nothing has changed. Nothing will change.”
This off-season, Frazier is doing his strength and conditioning training with Bobby Smith at his Tinton Falls based “Rypt” facility.
“Once we lost that last game to the Astros, I take that flight home, I’m talking to my wife, and I’m like, ‘All right, I’m jobless right now.’ We started laughing together,” Frazier said. “It is what it is. I have the options to do what I want to do, which is great. I would love a multi-year deal, but I am not closing the door on anything. I’m prepared for anything.
Frazier hopes to be part of the Yankees in 2018 especially after the team acquired Giancarlo Stanton. From the article, it would appear that the Yankees aren’t offering Frazier a multi-year deal to return at this point, despite the loss of Chase Headley at third base.
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