Mets Could Pursue Moustakas, Frazier If Price Drops

The New York Mets have interest in third basemen Mike Moustakas and Todd Frazier, but for either deal to happen the price would have to drop per Jon Morosi of MLB.com.

This report backs up one from Thursday night that the Mets could have interest in Moustakas for the right price.

Moustakas, 29, slashed .272/.314/.521/.835 with 75 runs, 24 doubles, 85 RBI and career-high 38 home runs in 2017 for the Royals.

The two-time All-Star struggled defensively though with 3.6 UZR/150 and -8 defensive runs saved, but otherwise he’s been known as a pretty good defender. In 2016 he had a 15.5 UZR/150 and one DRS.

Over his seven season big league career Moustakas has been a 11.4 WAR player including 1.8 WAR this past season.

MLB Trade Rumors predicted that Moose would get a five-year, $85 million contract this offseason.

Offensively in 2017, Frazier hit .213/.344/.428 with 19 doubles, a triple, 27 homers and 76 RBI. With those numbers, he had a 108 wRC+ and a 107 OPS+.

Overall, Frazier would add an interesting dynamic to the Mets by giving them an insurance policy at two different infield positions, and he would significantly upgrade the third base position defensively, a spot where the Mets posted a National League worst -17 DRS last year.

Frazier is an accomplished defender at third base with a 10 DRS there last year. The number was a career best for him. IT should be noted in five of the six seasons he has logged at least a thousand innings at third, he has had a 5 DRS or higher at the position.

The Mets currently have veteran Asdrubal Cabrera plugged in at third base.

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