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This Week in Mets Quotes: Your 2016 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 2016 New York Mets

“Baseball has a way of ripping your [heart] out, stabbing it, putting it back in your chest, then healing itself just in time for Spring Training.” –Noah Syndergaard [Twitter]

“They are hurting, but there is no reason to be. I mean, they were written off so many times this summer and yet they kept fighting back. You’ve got to have special character to play in this town and in this environment, and that’s in that room.” –Terry Collins [New York Post]

“Tough one, just trying to get back there to reel it in. I looked up, I still had a shot and once I hit the wall just holding on. Luckily it was the third out so I didn’t have to get up and make a play.” –Curtis Granderson [New York Post]

“When you see that play you’ve got to think we’re going to win.” –Wilmer Flores [New York Post]

"It's kind of all over again like in 2006, when Endy Chavez made that play. You kind of felt the same way, like, 'Oh, man, we're going to win this game.' But we weren't able to do anything." –Jose Reyes [Mets]

“I thought it was going through. Had a chance. This game is so crazy. He does a really good job. He’s really good on the mound too defensively. There’s nothing we can do about it.” –Asdrubal Cabrera [New York Post]

“It’s not my first time playing in the major leagues, playing baseball. I know those things are going to happen sometimes. This is the game.” –Jeurys Familia [New York Post]

“[Familia] is really down, but we wouldn’t be here without him.” –Terry Collins [New York Post]

“A lot of people thought we weren’t going to make it here this year. Everybody should be proud in this room because we made it with those injuries.” –Jeurys Familia [New York Post]

"It's tough in an environment like this. You want to do so much. You want to be a guy to help win the game. I thought we battled real well, unfortunately we just couldn't get to him." –T.J. Rivera [Mets]

“I was working for this [postseason]. It’s tough. We both played good ball. The starting pitchers did such a good job. They scored the runs.” –Asdrubal Cabrera [New York Post]

"I've got to rank this [Syndergaard start] tonight as good as any, under the circumstances. Great command. I mean, focused like he always is. I tell you, he stepped up when we needed him. He stepped up last year when we needed him. He's grown so much, even though he's still very, very young. He's grown so much and matured so much as a pitcher. He's going to be really, really good." –Terry Collins [Mets]

“I feel like it was a good season because all the adversity we had to come through. Everyone could have made an excuse, but we were able to make it a one-game playoff and we feel very good about this group. Hopefully I’m here next year because I know next year is going to be even better.” –Jose Reyes [NJ]

“I’m confident the neck surgery is going to hold up and I’m confident my back is going to hold up and we go from there. I would like to keep this team as intact as possible. I think we have a good thing going.” –David Wright [New York Post]