Talks between free agent third baseman Todd Frazier and the Mets have advanced from earlier in the offseason, SNY contributor Andy Martino reported on Tuesday.
Frazier confirmed to the New York Post's Kevin Kernan that he and his agent have been in contact with both the New York Mets and Yankees.
"I have the options to do what I want to do, which is great," Frazier told Kernan. "I would love a multi-year deal, but I am not closing the door on anything. I'm prepared for anything."
The 31-year-old Frazier, who played 66 games with the Yankees after he was traded last July, said he has been in contact with "a lot of teams," but the Yankees and Mets are the two closest to his hometown of Toms River, New Jersey.
Frazier totaled 27 home runs and 76 RBIs last season, recording a .222/.365/.423 batting line with New York. He said he hopes he can be a leader on and off the field, and hopes he can raise his batting average as well.
"I know whatever team I do fit with, they're going to get the best Todd Frazier they are ever going to have because I want to play better," he said.
Both the Yankees and the Mets have holes to fill at third base. The Yankees traded Chase Headley earlier in the offseason to the Padres in an effort to stay beneath the luxury tax threshold, while the Mets have been monitoring the market for third basemen like Frazier and Mike Moustakas throughout the offseason.
"The communications we've had with [the Mets] has been great, and it has been communications with a lot of teams, not to just pinpoint one or two teams," Frazier said.
Frazier said he believes in the potential the Yankees have, especially after they acquired Giancarlo Stanton and retained most of their roster that led them to the ALCS in 2017.
"They are a lethal squad," Frazier said. "The sky is the limit for them.''
Frqzier added he said he feels "100 percent healthy" and has been working with Bobby Smith in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, this offseason.
"I've never felt better," Frazier said.