Mets third baseman Todd Frazier and Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton used to be teammates on the White Sox. Now, they have beef spanning multiple seasons.
Their back-and-forth, which began publicly last August, extended Monday when they needed to be separated between innings.
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It remains unclear what specifically led to the latest disagreement between Frazier and Eaton.
Eaton did not hold back when talking after the game.
"I'm a 30-year-old man with two kids, I got a mortgage and everything," Eaton said. "I try to stay patient with the childishness."
Adam Eaton said Todd Frazier kept chirping at him across the field all night before Eaton finally said something. Eaton called Frazier’s actions “very childish” and said he was surprised this feud is still going
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Frazier, meanwhile, took a more discreet initial approach.
"It's nothing," Frazier said after the game. "Nothing at all."
Frazier then expanded on his thoughts Tuesday afternoon after hearing what Eaton had said.
"You can ask guys from when I played with the White Sox in 2016, there's 23 of those guys and they know what happened," Frazier said, seeming to reference to an undisclosed incident during their days as teammates. "I don't know how you can talk after that."
Todd Frazier has responded. He called Adam Eaton immature, alluding to an incident when they were teammates with the White Sox.
Frazier also offered some advice for Eaton: "Pay off your mortgage." pic.twitter.com/TueTLtJVAp
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 21, 2019
Back in August 2018, a slide from Eaton injured infielder Phillip Evans and upset the Mets, and Frazier apparently told his former clubhouse-mate as much on the field the next day. Eaton reciprocated that animosity, which has carried over to this season.
“When he usually talks or chirps, usually he says it just loud enough that you can hear him but you can’t understand him," Eaton told reporters after last year's incident. "So I’ll just leave it at that.”