Rangers Reportedly Sign Slugging Third Baseman Todd Frazier

New Texas Rangers INF Todd Frazier
New Texas Rangers INF Todd Frazier / Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

As the Nolan Arenado trade talks begin to crystallize in cities other than Dallas, it seems Texas has decided to add a different slugger to open their new ballpark at the hot corner.

After he was squeezed out in Flushing in the latter years of his big money deal, it appears Todd Frazier will be bringing his power bat and swagger to Globe Life Field.

Still just 33 years of age, Frazier put up a prototypical season in 2019, hitting .251 with 21 bombs and 67 RBI, despite losing playing time to Jeff McNeil, JD Davis and Amed Rosario.

Sure, his game has its limitations, but Frazier's all-out power approach, paired with solid defense, despite declining range, may have found its perfect home. Texas' philosophy clearly involves swinging from the heels, and the Rangers could use a veteran like Frazier who has mastered such a skill, and applied it to big moments, most recently keying a playoff run for the Yankees after arriving midway through the 2017 season.

You may remember Frazier for playing in and winning the Little League World Series, but Texas fans will soon know him for his unflappable nature and boisterous, booming pop. He's a good one to lock down, if you have the chance.