"This is my home, man," Todd Frazier said after being introduced as the Mets' new third baseman on Wednesday. "I belong here. I belong in New York."
"It's a great situation, and I'm very proud to say I'm a New York Met."
Frazier, who spent the second half of last season with the Yankees, said he has spoken with David Wright, who is "excited" about Frazier joining the Mets.
Frazier added that he didn't really talk about Wright's future during negotiations with the team, and that he's rooting for Wright to make it back since the Mets would be stronger for it.
On his leadership, which GM Sandy Alderson cited as one of the factors in signing him, Frazier said it's a role he loves embracing.
"Once you get to know the guys, along you go," Frazier said. "In baseball, you come together a lot quicker than you do in other sports. I love it (being a leader). ... I think we have a really good opportunity in New York to make some noise."
Frazier, who said the stagnant free agent market was frustrating but "worked out well" for him, said the Mets' lineup has a good nucleus.
"It's a really good lineup top to bottom," he said. "We got a good nucleus of left-handed power hitters. We got a good nucleus of right-handed power hitters."
Watch the entire Frazier press conference below...