Former Mets 3B Todd Frazier has announced his retirement from Major League Baseball. Frazier played three seasons for the Mets (2018-2020) compiling a career slashline of .232/41 HR/131 RBI/.313 OBP/.416 SLG.
Frazier told the media:
“It’s been my love my whole life. It’s very hard to let go. Don’t get me wrong, it’s one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made in my life. But where I’m at in my career and where I’m at in my life, I think it was the right decision. I think it’s time to be that family figure that I’ve always wanted to be.”
“When I got traded to the Yankees, I was like, ‘Holy cow, this is unbelievable.’ … The next year, getting picked up in free agency by the Mets. Every time I go to my batting cage, I look at those two jerseys and it’s really cool. I know a bunch of people have done it, but being from Jersey, some of your friends hate you at the time, then they love you because you’re with the Mets. So it made for good banter. It was awesome. I wish I could have stopped time during those years.”
Thank you @FlavaFraz21 for being yourself, such a Jersey and Toms River guy. Proud of your roots and @RutgersBaseball and anything associated with our great Garden State. We’ve cheered you since you were 11 and will continue to. God bless.https://t.co/lEYXymnccw
— Bob Behre (@bbehre) April 5, 2022