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This Week in Mets Quotes: Panic City is back, Bonds won't compare Mets' starting rotation to 90s Braves

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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"I’m not sitting here today down in the dumps thinking, ‘O.K., the season’s a waste,’ when we’ve got a stinking marathon yet." -Terry Collins [New York Times]


"Guys are upset when we lose. But when you look at the big picture of things, we're still trying to get our feet under us at the beginning of the season. Again, we want to win. And we're going out there preparing to win. It's just sometimes you get in these little funks and you get outplayed for a couple of days. I don't think it's anything more than that. You don't see any panicked looks on the faces. You don't see any craziness going on. It's baseball. And when you play this long season, you're going to go into some ruts where for a couple of days you just don't play as well as we're supposed to play." -David Wright [ESPN]

Well, I’m convinced.

"We are good." -Terry Collins [ESPN]

Terry should probably stop reading #metstwitter.

"The perception is that there’s no energy here, which is completely not true. That we’re not prepared, we’re overconfident or we’re not taking things seriously. I heard that last night, and it made me sick to my stomach that people actually think that this team that accomplished what they did last year would have any semblance of that type of makeup. So I said: ‘You know what? We got to win this game today. We got to show people we mean business here.’ And that’s why I did what I did with Jeurys today." -Terry Collins [New York Times]

Wait, didn’t you literally just use the cold as an excuse?

"It's tough to swing a bat on cold nights. The pitcher has a distinct advantage. But we haven't swung the bats very good yet, so we're not going to make any excuses about how cold it was. We've got to swing the bats better." -Terry Collins [Mets]

Terry is starting to get cranky and it's only been eight games.

"You guys love the drama. I don’t love the drama. I just worry about winning games." -Terry Collins [New York Times]

Lucky for Yoenis Cespedes that he landed among the rare nice Mets fans.

"It was pretty crazy. We looked up to catch the foul ball and heard a crash and then he was there. It was exciting. We told him we loved him and then we thought he snapped his ankle, so it’s good he turned out to be OK." -Mike Medaglia of Seaford [New York Post]

Harvey should just start throwing his slider 95 MPH like Thor.

"I had thrown [a slider], I think it was to [Freddy] Galvis, to lead off the inning, and felt good with it. I threw it low, and inside his back foot, and got a strikeout with it. I think once I had two strikes there [against Herrera], I tried to do the same thing and it kind of just ran into his bat." -Matt Harvey [ESPN]

Talked the talk and walked the walk.

"Anytime you've got five starters as good as we do, you might have to step in every now and then and fill their shoes. When Wednesday comes, I'll be ready to go and try to put up some zeroes and give us a chance to win." -Logan Verrett [ESPN]

Bonds doesn’t have as high of an opinion of the Mets' staff as others.

"Nothing compares to the [1990s] Atlanta staff. Don’t even go there. It’s a waste of conversation. You guys try to compare stuff, but you can’t compare to that staff. It’s not even funny." -Barry Bonds [New York Times]

Really can’t wait till the Marlins trade him to an AL team.

"I like to hit a lot. I was the luckiest man in the world today, I think. I went and looked at the video, and it was 100. I was like, 'OK.' Incredible that I made contact." -Jose Fernandez on his hit against Noah Syndergaard [Mets]

Maybe the long rest is why Matz was a bit rusty…

"I’ve been pitching since I’m 8 years old. It’s no excuse." -Steven Matz [New York Post]

Don’t think it’s going to happen to Thor the way he’s pitching.

"He just ran into a situation where he gave up a few consecutive hits. Sooner or later, seven runs were across the board. It happens to everyone. I know Steven will shake it off pretty easily." -Travis d’Arnaud [Mets]

Yeah, other fan bases want to lose.

"We have a passionate fan base. One thing I know is they want to win and when you strike out or make a big out, that’s just part of playing here." -Terry Collins [New York Post]

Give this man a lifetime extension.

"I tracked down the ball well and I was the only one who had the opportunity to make the catch." -Bartolo Colon [New York Post]

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

"The cost of not taking spring training seriously. The Nationals are 3.5 games ahead of the Mets. It is possible, maybe even likely, that the Nationals and the Mets will have the same record for the balance of the season and that the Nationals will be division champions. Who gives a damn about wild card nonsense?! That three or four game difference at the end of the season will be because the Nationals took spring training seriously, while Mets position players and coaches masturbated and reminisced about last season." -BobGu

AA Quote of the Week

"Trying too hard. Not that funny." -Njk237

"Nope, just read it, it's a fact that this recap is funny." –LouMonte7