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This Week in Mets Quotes: Your 2015 New York Mets

Lots of interesting, funny, idiotic, and insightful things were said by the Mets—and about them—recently. Here are some of our favorites.

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Your 2015 New York Mets.

"Only one team goes home happy and that’s not us." -Sandy Alderson [New York Post]

"To be honest, it was a no-win situation. If I bring in Familia and he gives up two, ‘You’re an idiot -- you should have left Matt in.’ If Matt gives up the runs, ‘You should have brought Familia in.’ It was a no-win situation. And I’ve come to understand that. That’s why I said: ‘You know what? We made a decision. It didn’t work. Let’s get ready for next year.’ Because, as I’ve said to our fan base for a long time, there’s a big light at the end of the tunnel. And that light is now shining bright." -Terry Collins [ESPN]

"I gave it everything I had and I wanted the ball. I told [pitching coach] Dan [Warthen] and Terry I wanted the ball." -Matt Harvey [New York Post]

"I told him he had gotten us where we needed to go. He told me ‘I want this game. I want this game bad.’ ... I let my heart get in the way of my gut. ... I love my players. I trust my players. It didn’t work. It’s my fault not his." -Terry Collins [New York Daily News]

"It took some balls to make the play [regarding Hosmer sprinting down the line]. No excuses, I didn’t make the throw. I’m very disappointed." -Lucas Duda [New York Daily News]

"They played better than us. They deserve to be champions." -David Wright [New York Daily News]

"I know there is frustration, but I also think as a group there is an opportunity to take a step back and realize we accomplished some real great things this year." -Daniel Murphy [New York Post]

‘We just fell a little short in the World Series. There is only two teams playing a game tonight, and we were one of them. That is something that we should be proud about." -David Wright [Wall Street Journal]

"You go from the disappointment and how much it stings to, it was a pretty good damn year." -David Wright [Wall Street Journal]

"It stings and it hurts but when I look back at this year, it was the best year I ever had on a baseball field." -David Wright [New York Post]

"I’ve done this for a long, long time, and this is the most fun I’ve ever had in all the years. Tremendous season, all we had to deal with." -Terry Collins [Wall Street Journal]

"To come up a little short hurt but it doesn't make you love the guy next to you any less." -Daniel Murphy [Newsday]

"Everybody has to be proud in this room because when the season started, nobody believed that the Mets would be in [this] situation. Getting to the World Series and playing this game is amazing." -Jeurys Familia [Newsday]

"We ended up higher than the $103 [million] because of the additions we made at the [trade] deadline. So my hope is we’ll start with a somewhat higher payroll -- I don’t know exactly what that will be -- than we started [at] last year. And we’ll have room at the deadline to make acquisitions, as we did this year." -Sandy Alderson [ESPN]

"You have to look at: Are you improving the team or weakening the team? If you start talking about trading one of our starting pitchers, you have to be careful about weakening the team. We're fairly resolute about what we're going to do and not do with regard to those four, but we'll see what happens." -Sandy Alderson [ESPN]

"Take [the potential draft pick] out of the Murphy context. I think you have to start with whether you want the player back. If you decide the answer is yes, then it’s easy to make a qualifying offer. If you decide no, then you get to the question of, for gamesmanship purposes, whether making a qualifying offer is a good idea. Murph has been a great player for us over the years. He’s been a Met over his entire career. So we’re going to make that decision a little later this week." -Sandy Alderson [ESPN]

"New York City: This is not the end, but the beginning of something special." -Noah Syndergaard [Twitter]