Mets' Frazier blasts umpires, wants to sit down with commissioner
Todd Frazier has had enough with the men in blue.
After another frustrating day at the plate on Wednesday - he finished 0-for-4 with a strikeout in the New York Mets' 7-0 loss to Atlanta - Frazier sounded off on the umpires, whom he thinks are doing a less-than-stellar job calling balls and strikes these days.
"There's no accountability. I'm getting real frustrated with these guys in the last five or six games," Frazier told reporters, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
"I just can't sit back and let it go anymore," he added, per Newsday's Anthony Rieber. "It has to be said."
Frazier's issues with the umps stem back to the weekend when the Mets were in San Diego, a series that saw him go 3-for-13 with four strikeouts. The 32-year-old told reporters on Wednesday that he was so upset after the series that he met with umpires at Petco Park to voice his displeasure.
For Frazier, his umpiring problem has reached the point that he expressed interest in discussing the issues with none other than Rob Manfred, if the commissioner was so inclined.
"I'd like to sit down with Manfred or anybody at MLB to talk to them about it," Frazier said. "It's rubbing everybody the wrong way. You've got to be better than that."
In his first season with the Mets, Frazier owns a .255/.385/.429 slash line with four home runs and 28 strikeouts across 28 games.