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This Week in Mets Quotes: Terry Collins is having fun, Cuddyer getting chills

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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"Remember those ‘all-in’ comments from the Mets in spring training? One is out. Teammates are upset. Five games into the season, the Mets are a mess." —Kevin Kernan [New York Post]

Great sentiment, but the Mets actually have four regular season games in October.

"Uhhh, [on] October 1 it'll mean a helluva lot [to be in 1st place]." —Terry Collins [ESPN]

Humble Duda is humble.

"I wouldn’t read too much into it—it’s 10 games in. Still 152 to go. I’m gonna continue to work hard and keep my head down, and see how it goes." —Lucas Duda [ESPN]

Note to Terry, don’t move him to third because he might literally die in ecstasy.

"[Being moved to second in the order] meant the world to me." —Travis d'Arnaud [ESPN]

Paul Blart is right, that was annoying.

"[Kevin James’ ‘Lets go Mets’ video] was annoying. It annoyed me. I'd see it at games here. I'm like, 'Why are they playing that?' We just did another one. I tried to calm it down a little bit. But I want to keep everybody fired up. I love our Mets this year and I think we're going to do damage. I really do." Kevin James [ESPN]

The cromulent quote.

"The situation in the game, I think I got a little over-amped. That one got away." —Matt Harvey on the pitch that hit Utley after two Mets batters were hit [New York Times]

I agree with Terry on this one.

"I think it’s a waste of time, but that’s just my own opinion. You want to spend $6,000? Go feed the homeless." —Terry Collins [New York Post]

I also agree with Terry…this feels odd.

"We’ve been doing a lot of yapping that this team can compete," manager Terry Collins said. "Our fan base said, ‘OK, we’re going to come and see it.’ So today I think was a big step for us." —Terry Collins [Wall Street Journal]

Or you know, the players might be better at playing baseball. Ah that’s better.

"Oh, it’s a blast. I’ve always had fun here but this is a blast, because you know what, they are starting to believe it. They’re starting to believe they are good enough.’’ —Terry Collins [New York Post]

Oh now it makes sense, Terry just really, really wanted to evaluate Scott Rice and Carlos Torres.

"This year there is less evaluating and more managing. Terry can worry about tactics instead of having to evaluate, who is going to be the guy there long-term at whatever position.’’ —David Wright [New York Post]

I assume Terry averted his eyes whenever Heyward played against us.

"Right field in our park is tough to play, and last year [Granderson] played it as well as anybody I've seen out there. Tonight was evidence of that. He made another big play for us." —Terry Collins []

Is this a post-game quote or legal proceedings?

"It was huge. It was huge for all parties. It was huge for the team, obviously first and foremost, huge for him to able to come up in a situation like that and hit a three-run homer to tie the game when we weren’t doing much off Cosart. That got us into the game, and that’s a huge reason why we won tonight." —Michael Cuddyer [New York Post]

That’s a better quote.

"Seeing that excitement, it brought chills. When you get chills in a regular-season game, it’s pretty special." —Michael Cuddyer [Wall Street Journal]

And here’s the interview no one asked for.

"If it doesn’t fly, me and Gary (Apple) are going to take the fall. Sure I miss doing the show. But it started to become a lot more than I felt I was able to do. But the reality is that’s just my own shortcomings I was afraid of. That was part of it. I had so many people helping me do that job and they began to turn over. And I began questioning my abilities a little bit." —Bobby Ojeda [New York Daily News]

Gee, that was stupid.

"I was stupid. I just made a dumb pitch. A 90-mph fastball on the outer half to that guy is not going to get him out that many times, so it was just a bad pitch and not being smart about the game situation. The thing is these are all big league hitters. It’s not to say you’re going to get the next guy out, so when I have a chance, I think it’s just my stubbornness: I attack too much sometimes and it definitely got me there." —Dillon Gee [New York Post]

I would say it was the ‘Wright’ move.

"I'm optimistic that it's gonna be two weeks. But I don't want to go out and do exactly the opposite of what I just said -- where I go out there and try to rush it because I'm expecting it to be two weeks, then go out there and miss another two weeks because I didn't give it an extra day or two." —David Wright [ESPN]

So it doesn’t ‘moo’-ve you…I’ll show myself out.

"It’s pretty funny. It doesn’t bother me too much." —Danny Muno on his name being mispronounced [ESPN]

AA Quote of the Week

"I think his instinct to stay in initially got outweighed after a couple minutes thought with, 'this could cost me more time.' And that, boys and girls, is how forethought develops in human males. At the age of 32, right on time." —Kepler