Former Met and current Texas Ranger Todd Frazier would be in favor of MLB's Arizona plan, but he's not sure it's a real possibility.
Speaking to SNY's Justine Ward during an Instagram Live Q&A on Tuesday, Frazier was asked about the possibility of Major League Baseball holding all of its games in the Phoenix area, and he cautioned MLB acting too hastily.
"I don't think they understand what's going on up here. In our area, people are getting the virus left and right and dying by the hundreds every day," said Frazier. "I think it's a great idea, I would love to do it but do I think it will happen? Probably not.
"There's a lot of things they have to go through. If they're going to tell me 100 percent that you're going to be safe and not get the virus, then I'm in. But I don't think that's a possibility any time soon."
The 34-year-old Frazier grew up in Toms River, N.J. and has played for both the Yankees and the Mets.
He wants baseball back as much as anyone else does, but he's seen the devastation that the coronavirus pandemic has caused in the New York/New Jersey area, and returning to playing baseball is secondary right now to worrying about loved ones fighting the virus.
"I hope so. I want it to so bad," Frazier said when asked if he thought baseball would resume this season. "But in New Jersey and New York, it's tough. I'm afraid to go to the gas station and fill up the tank.
"I got two handfuls of people that are suffering from the virus that are close friends & family. Guys that are on their last limb and don't know what to do. Going over that stuff, you put life into perspective and it's tough to even think of baseball."
Other local players, including Pete Alonso and Adam Ottavino, have expressed being in favor of the Arizona plan, but everyone's safety is always at the forefront of the conversation.