As Todd himself put it, "My agent said that this was the best deal for me."
Two years for a first-time arb guy is kind of industry standard: Joey Votto got one before his megadeal, Chris Heisey got one before getting traded for ol' Magill. It doesn't really say much other than that this is a guy that the Reds want to have around, and that Frazier's agent knows he could end up with another .230/.310/.400 season that would crater his value.
It always seems vulgar and impolite to talk about money when it's our favorite players, so it's nice to see that not be a worry for Todd, Mrs. Frazier, and Baby Fraz. The deal will give 'em $4.5M this year and $7.5M in 2016. He will not yet join Votto, Phillips, Bailey, and Mesoraco as "the only dudes on contract for 2017."
Here is an open thread to talk about Todd Frazier, USA-Panama, and whatever else is going down on a rainy February Sunday.