Don’t hit anyone’s face, CC Sabathia.
Yankee fans got their first glimpse of Fraser’s truth when he appeared on Bristol short balcony Podcast, his first in-depth interview since his release by the Yankees and signing with the Chicago Cubs.
No matter how you want to slice it, Frazier had a rough ending with the Yankees. But Frazier has spoken about his mental health which appears to have been a secret to everyone, and said that, along with injuries, affected his playing.
“It was only recently that I understood all the mental health issues,” Frazier said. “When you’ve been going through something for a long time, and you feel the same way every day, it’s really hard to move on. And the way I was feeling affected my quality of life. I was really struggling with some of these symptoms and the previous issues I was having. I was like, ‘We have to hurry up.'” speed. I need help. I need serious help…”
“I needed to separate baseball from my health because it’s, like I said, about quality of life at this point. I was struggling really hard with this stuff…I was off drugs only because we didn’t have the diagnosis.”
Frazier admitted he never told the Yankees about his symptoms.
“They weren’t aware, this was on me. I was fighting for my life…and it fizzled out. I was trying to keep playing. So I didn’t tell them. Then I went to spring training and started feeling better, and then it kind of came back, like, because I had Example where I hit a wall again. I went all season long feeling exactly that way.”
Frazier has not revealed his official diagnosis, though the Yankees have previously described him as dizzy, and said he had “problems with deep perception.”
“When people were diving at me because of the dive, I was just trying to catch the ball. I thought the ball was here, and it was there,” Frazier joked.
He said how every day he felt “shocked or wrong,” anything from crowd noise to bright lights played a role in how he felt.
Fraser isn’t happy about it being a permanent title. He feels that most of them were unfair. Also, a lot was wrong.
For this reason, the former Yankee feels he has some personal business to take care of, especially when he returns to New York in the 2022 season as a cub.
“There are a lot of conversations to have in person, and there are two very worthy conversations that I’d like to have in person, especially when I’m there. I don’t call anyone, I don’t text. There are a few things I would say. And I don’t know who it would be, It just depends on who it is because there are some things I want to address right now and some things that are very similar to damaging things of my kind that were said after my release that were making it very difficult for me to sign in with a team.”
Fantastic freezer with Cashman, Boone and his ex-mates
It’s a decent argument Brian Cashman And Aaron Bon Freezer screwed. After Cashman told the media that Frazier was a key left-back entering 2021 (which Frazier said he was never told of), he’s teamed up with Brett Gardner just four games into the season.
But everything is great – especially with the general manager.
“For whatever reason, I feel like him and I’m boys,” Frazier said. “The text messages we were texting each other, the way we talked to each other, it was like we weren’t just a general manager/player. We were like, ‘I’d like to’ I say as many friends as he let us be. He was supportive of me the whole time. He was never one of those, no matter if he was the one who eventually signed me up for Triple-A or how much playing time I got, I didn’t feel Never in any kind of way towards him. He was always very honest with me. He was wonderful to me. I have nothing but respect for that guy, because he’s cool as hell, man.”
As for Boone, Frazier said he didn’t know him “well,” but said they had a “friendly” relationship and had never had problems.
Frazier also said he was “tight” with Aaron Judge, although he was not invited to his wedding, and Tyler Wade, which he often shared on the Scranton shuttle.
As for the rest of his former classmates, everything is fine.
“I’ll meet my ex-teammates whenever I come by, and everything will be fine,” said Frazier.
But it may not be all right with Yankee fans after he said he’s glad his time with the Yanks is over.
“I don’t expect a warm welcome [when I come back.] I don’t care. I don’t really care.”