Lucas Duda

Mets get bargains, like savvy shoppers at a season closeout

Todd Frazier stood a few feet away, wearing the No. 21 Mets jersey of Cleon Jones, Carlos Delgado and Lucas Duda . New York general manager Sandy Alderson smiled.

In a depressed free-agent market, Alderson added the third baseman to New York's offseason haul with a $17 million, two-year contract. For a commitment of just $72 million, the Mets brought in Frazier, outfielder Jay Bruce and reliever Anthony Swarzak while retaining shortstop Jose Reyes .

"Profligate," Alderson said wryly.

"I think we've tried to be opportunistic," he went on during a news conference at Citi Field . "Some opportunities arose for us...

64°