This Week in Mets Quotes

I’m picturing Bay saying this as he unveils a cutout of Alderson with 54 pieces of clothing taped to it

"I don't think it should really come as a shock to anybody or that this was one of those out-of-left-field things. I think the writing was on the wall for a while.  Regardless of the position we're in record-wise, I think it's safe to say that there's probably a couple of guys that will be wearing different uniforms.  We have to go out there and try to make it even tougher for when those other decisions have to be made."  Bay via dailynews


‘Well I guess there’s only one this left to do.  Let’s make this thing pretty neat.’

"I think that part's up to us.  I think the next 10 days, if we give the front office an excuse to move people, then they are going to move people. If we don't, we can make this thing pretty neat, and it could get really interesting."  Dickey via dailynews

Boom.  Alderson-ed.

"His contract provided for a 10-team limited no-trade provision, so long as a list was provided by a certain date, which was roughly 2-1/2 years ago.  To our knowledge, that list was never submitted, and we proceeded with the trade market on that basis."  Alderson via dailynews

To complete the story

"Rodriguez told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that the Brewers were indeed on his no-trade list. He said he was "a little confused" when he was first dealt, but said former agent Paul Kinzer had never sent the list to MLB or the Players Assocation.  Alderson said he had "discussions" with Kinzer over the past few weeks and "made them aware that as far as we knew there was no list." Then, late last week, Rodriguez dumped Kinzer for superagent Scott Boras."  Via dailynews

Izzy showing the young guys how to respond to reporters about the vacant closer job

"It was what I wanted to do, but in the same sense, I knew what my role was and I still know what my role is: to help young guys mature and become better pitchers.  If he calls on me in the ninth, I'll give it all I've got."  Izzy via dailynews

Parnell taking Izzy’s lead by modestly sidestepping while showing confidence

"I am ready for it.  It's what I wanna do, if I get the opportunity. I don't know what Terry is thinking right now, I haven't talked to him. Whatever happens, happens. If the phone rings, if it's my name, then I will go out there and be ready."  Parnell via dailynews

Beato deferring Izzy’s advice and going with the ‘We should stay here. Tonight. Sleep here. You know, to try it out.’ response

"I would love to.  I've done it, did it last year in Double-A. I know it's not the same thing, but it's a role I'd love to do. I did it last year and fell in love with it."  Beato via dailynews

Izzy’s wife is a keeper

"It's hard on us, being gone, and having a 2-year-old and and 8-year-old, one in school.  I don't get to see them much. But like my wife says, 'You're only going to play baseball for so long. You have the rest of your life to come home to our so-called boring life' - that's what she calls it."  Izzy via dailynews

Wait, this can’t be serious

"They can take NAILS Freedom but they will have to take it from NAILS cold dead world series winning hands!"  Tweet from Lenny Dyktra’s account

Oh yeah, I forgot about that key fact

"The Twitter posts have to go away. They're not coming from Lenny, and they make it seem like he's not taking the charges against him seriously.  They are not authorized. Lenny has no access to the Internet in jail."  Van Kalsbeek via dailynews

And now presenting, Mr. Andy Martino

"Uh-oh, here come the defending World Series champions and their four All-Star pitchers, and then the Phillies right after the All-Star break. And Jose Reyes is gone for all of it. That is a tough assignment for the Mets - and, oh yeah, before the road trip began, the general manager dubbed the next 10 games critical.  You know what Scott Hairston says to all that jazz? BOOM."  Andy Martino via dailynews

For a second I thought he was going to go all Matt Stairs

"To see (teammates) cheering, giving me a high five, smiling - it's great to be a part of it."  Hairston via dailynews

Dickey hearts Beltran, as we all do

"I was unsurprised (about Rodriguez)....If you had told me it was Carlos Beltran, that would have been a different story.  I'm not saying that Frankie is replaceable, but I can say that Carlos would be harder to replace, that's for sure. And we're still fighting for a spot." Dickey via dailynews

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

"Last 2 Weeks KRod was involved in 4 Wins.  How’s 4 more wins sound for a team 6 games out of the Wild Card?"  crazyremy

AA Quote of the Week

"I just forwarded that comment to my Mom.  She’ll be very pleased."  Eric Simon

"couldn’t you just yell from the basement?" fxcarden

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