Adam Eaton, Todd Frazier reportedly got into fight as teammates in 2016
Adam Eaton and Todd Frazier made it clear again this week that they do not think very highly of one another, and that bad blood apparently dates back to when they were teammates with the Chicago White Sox.
Eaton and Frazier had to be separated between innings during the New York Mets’ 5-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Monday, and Eaton called Frazier “childish” after the game. The two appeared to meet before Tuesday’s game to hash things out, and Frqzier later revealed that his issues with Eaton date back to when both players were with the White Sox.
Frazier would not say what the specific problem was in Chicago, but Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM reports that he and Eaton once had to be separated after they went at it in the locker room.
Fact is they had been locker-mates but were separated after locker room fight with Wh Sox .
— Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) May 21, 2019
We still don’t know what sparked the fight, but former White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen seems confident Eaton was to blame. While Guillen managed in Chicago from 2004-2011 and was not there when Eaton played there, he said Tuesday that none of Eaton’s teammates liked him during his time with the White Sox.
Ozzie Guillen weighs in on the Eaton-Frazier beef: "Eaton, nobody liked you in a White Sox uniform in the clubhouse" ????
— SNY (@SNYtv) May 22, 2019
Frazier and Eaton also had problems last season when Eaton injured a Mets player on a slide. For what it’s worth, Eaton appeared to do almost all of the talking when he and Frazier got together prior to Tuesday’s game. Between that and what Guillen said, it sounds like Frazier is not the only one who has an issue with Eaton.