With only a few days left until pitchers and catchers report for spring training, there are still numerous free agents who have yet to reach a deal with a new team for the 2019 season. And Mets 3B Todd Frazier isn't happy about it.
Speaking on "Mets Hot Stove" at the team's facility in Port St. Lucie, Frazier indulged on this offseason and the lack of teams pouncing on the top free agents still waiting on the market.
"These last two years this seems to happen where guys -- you got over 100 guys still that haven't signed. It's s shame," he said. "Baseball is going in the wrong direction with this and the fans want the best possible players out there and they're not getting them. So our focus with the union and everything else, we got a lot of work to do.
"Pretty much you could have three or four teams with All-Star caliber guys that are still free agents and it's a shame they don't have any jobs. I don't understand that."
It's this reason why Frazier hasn't been engaged in offseason signings and trade talks like he normally has in the past. When the J.T. Realmuto-to-the-Phillies news broke today, he wasn't aware until a teammate broke it to him.
"No, I don't really have updates or anything like that," Frazier said. "I think a player told me in the locker room that that happened. I'm into it, this year not as much."