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This Week in Mets Quotes: Cuddyer on his injury, Collins and Parnell fight for blame

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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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Don’t worry I’m sure the Mets training staff has a plan or deadline in mind…

"I want it to be better. How? I don't know. But I want it to be better." -Michael Cuddyer [ESPN]

…oh, well with the Mets resources and access to the best doctors it’s not they’re just relying on hope…

"It's a fluid situation right now. There's no, like, hard deadline or anything like that. We'll see as we go." -Michael Cuddyer [Mets.com]

…oh.

"We’ll just hope that [Michael Cuddyer] wakes up and he feels better." -Terry Collins [New York Post]

Don’t worry fellows, we can blame both of you.

"That's all on me. It's not on Bobby. He's been throwing the ball great." -Terry Collins [ESPN]

"It was just poor timing for a bad day on my part. These guys did everything they were supposed to and I just didn’t do my part. Blame it on me." -Bobby Parnell [New York Post]

The Rock says 'know your role.'

"I get that all the time [from Sandy Alderson] -- 'hang in there.’ And we do. That's why I don't ask about it. It's not my nature to. I just think there's only so much energy you have, and to sit there and try to make trades when it's not your job can drive you nuts. So I stay away." -Terry Collins [Mets.com]

Sad Colon story is sad.

"I felt good. But they were feeling better than me because they were connecting on everything I threw." -Bartolo Colon [New York Post]

But to make it up to you, here’s a happy Colon story.

"The Energizer Bunny, man, every day he’s got energy, every day he’s coming in with a smile on his face, he loves the game. He’s been a role model for these young kids. They see that they can have a bright and long if you do things right the way that he’s done. He does all the small things correctly." -Bobby Parnell [New York Post]

Can’t really blame Terry for this decision, though.

"[Syndergaard] worked hard and then came out after the fifth and said, ‘I’m just starting to feel better,’ and I said, ‘You’re out.’ When you’ve got 10 runners in five innings you’ve got to work hard to get out of them and we’re trying to do the best we can to make sure these kids stay healthy." -Terry Collins [New York Post]

Great, shouldn’t be too tough to find a batter with a 120 wRC+.

"Come up with a different leadoff hitter. Everybody keeps asking me, ‘Why don’t you put [Granderson] in the middle,’ but who are you leading off? Until we come up with that guy who can do what he does, he is going to stay right there." -Terry Collins [New York Post]

All the feels.

"I just feel better at second base. I don’t know the reason. I just feel more relaxed." -Wilmer Flores [New York Times]

Feel for Wilmer, he really did try his best.

"I did the best I could. Just made a couple errors. I did everything else." -Wilmer Flores [New York Times]

I almost forgot that Bobby Parnell is quietly one of the better quotes on the team.

"I think [deGrom] was a little hepped up—I think he should of done it in nine pitches." -Bobby Parnell [New York Post]

Here’s hoping Captain Fastball days of throwing 100 aren’t over.

"I miss the excitement of [throwing 100]. I feel like I can still get hitters out. I feel like I can bounce back a little bit better day-to-day without throwing 100, but yeah, I mean, that’s something to talk about for sure." -Bobby Parnell [New York Post]

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

"I love how people automatically assume based on AAA stats how one is going to perform in the majors. Matt Reynolds has been laboring at AAA for some time now and just maybe, it’s possible he’s not hitting because he’s a little disenchanted with Mets management for not promoting him while the offensive has been absolutely atrocious for some time now. Seriously. Stop placing so much emphasis on statistics and think about the player." -NYBluEandOrange