This Week in Mets Quotes

Score one for Ray Ramirez

"Alive."  Johan on how he felt the morning after his first rehab start via dailynews

Dickey takes the Train to the Game™

"It was really a cool window into the fans," he said. "I was so glad I was able to dis-attach from being me and was able to see what it’s like for people when they come to a baseball game. It was very surreal. I just sat there pretending to read and thinking, ‘This is kind of unbelievable.’ Nobody recognized me. I heard my name probably 70 times."  Dickey via nyt

I don’t know where Reyes gets these crazy ideas, not from this organization, that’s for sure

"I told [Ike] when I saw him: 'Bro, don't wait too long.  If you need surgery, just do it now, and you'll be ready for spring training. If you're going to wait until September, and try to play for a couple of games, why are you going to do that? The longer that you wait, the closer that you get to spring training."  Reyes via newsday   

So stop doing that then

"The tendency that I've had -- and I've talked to [Dave Hudgens] about it -- is I get to a point where I'm feeling comfortable and then all of a sudden a week goes by and I'm not satisfied, so I start changing things."  Bay via nypost

It feels like you’re burying him

"I don’t want it to feel like I’m burying [Murphy] here, but his instincts are not good. He makes too many mistakes on an almost daily basis."  Keith via nytimes 

Can anyone validate this, garik16, I’m looking at you

"[Harvey] got 16 swings at curveballs in his last start and not one of them even made contact. I know it's Double-A, but this kid has a big-league, swing-and-miss curveball. ... Bryce Harper is the real thing, believe me, but Harvey made him look so bad with that curveball. He struck him out twice with it, and honest to God, the guy swung over one of them by at least a foot."  Wally B via newdays

Can anyone validate this, garik16, I’m looking at you

 "I feel like I almost saw guys throw harder down in Savannah, but here they have a better idea of how to approach you and get you out," Vaughn via espn 

Pretty sure Duda gets his public speaking lessons from this

"It was pretty loud. So that was awesome."  Duda, "who reluctantly went out for a curtain call after his homer" via espn 

Love Big Pelf

"The guy's a good hitter [Stanton.]  I think Major League Baseball should probably find a way to get him out of the game because he's going to hurt somebody with those balls he [hits]."  Pelf via espn

That’s some good coaching Dan   

"It started with Dan (Warthen) saying to me as I was warming up, 'Hey, why don't you go out there and throw 100 fastballs.  That's what I used to do. So I took that attitude out to the mound, and for the first time in two years, maybe, I thought my sinker was really good, like it used to be." Big Pelf via espn

Parnell with the subtle jab at the ump

"I thought it was a good pitch, but that’s not for me to say."  Parnell via espn

Harris is a bit less subtle

"You don’t want to strike out in that situation, obviously.  Sometimes guys get you on good pitches. And that’s what happened. … I looked at the pitch. It was a pitcher’s pitch. It could have been arguably low. But it could have been arguably there. I’m not complaining about the call the umpire made. I’m not complaining about that. Like I said, you don’t want to strike out in that spot. He got me."  Harris via espn

When two poor baserunners collide (figuratively)  

"I had it in my head that I was going the whole time. I took off, looked up and I saw the ball. And I shut it down because I thought the ball was going to beat me. Hindsight, I saw the ball just die, lob in, and I probably could have scored. But my instincts told me to shut it down, unfortunately. … I’m not a real good baserunner, obviously, as you could see. It was my fault. I should have went. Murph was doing his job by forcing them to cut it off. I would have scored easily." Niese via espn

"But I’ve got to run with my head up. I can’t get doubled off right there. I was going. With one out I thought we were going to try to send him. I figured either he cuts it and we get the run, or he lets it through and Jose and I both end up in scoring position. I got too far off the bag. Niese stopped, which probably wasn’t a bad play, because it looked like a good throw. I got doubled off. And that wasn’t a very good play."  Murphy via espn

As always, a refreshingly honest quote from Dickey

 "One of the things you can't help but communicate to the team with a move like that is, 'You may do it, but we don't believe this is our year.  That's what's being communicated and you have to be honest about that. And that's OK, that's part of development, to be honest in your evaluation of your team. But at the same time, there are guys in this clubhouse who don't share that same sentiment. This is our team and we all take ownership of it. As a professional you have to try and see the trade as a decision based on the long term as well as the short term. But it's tough to swallow at the beginning."  Dickey via dailynews 

I’m assuming this is a good thing

"[Wheeler] throws his first curve and it's like hell, right from out of the chute," Rick Tomlin, minor league pitching coordinator via dailynews

Well I guess I’ll take the professional athletes opinion on the matter

"Too much gets made of where you stand in the box. If you swing at good pitches, you’re going to have a better chance to get hits. I think it has very little to do with where you’re standing in the box."  Wright via espn

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

"uhh no mention of Prince Fielder or Albert Pujols? Also Juan Pierre could be interesting.. if we could get him on a reasonably priced 2 year deal."  WinstonSmith on 2012 acquisition targets

AA Quote of the Week

"Things I would rather have manning SS than Rollings:

1: Reyes
2: Tejada
3: Valdespin 
4: Duda
5: My mother
6: Your mother
7: Argenis Reyes
8: Al Reyes
9: Dennys Reyes
10: Jo-Jo Reyes
11 A tree stump
12: A moderately sized rock
13: Satan" Orge39666

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