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This Week in Mets Quotes: Tom Verducci on whether Thor's health is sustainable, The Captain sets sail

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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O Captain! My Captain!

“After trying every way to get back on the field, I've come to realize that it's best for me, my teammates and the organization to proceed with surgery at this time. My neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks. While incredibly frustrating and disappointing, I am determined to make a full recovery and get back on the field as soon as I can to help the Mets win. I greatly appreciate the support of my teammates and our fans throughout the last few weeks.” -David Wright [Amazin’ Avenue]

Meanwhile Matt Harvey’s Twitter remains silent smh.

“Rough day hearing D Wright is out for the year. His presence and leadership is irreplaceable. #LGM.” –Noah Syndergaard [Twitter]

Probably should platoon him against lefties.

“Couple Things: 1. Winning is way better than losing 2. I apologize for my poor offensive performance 3. I will not be running 4 President.” –Noah Syndergaard [Twitter]

What Tom Verducci thinks about Syndergaard’s velocity and future health.

“The odds tell you that it’s not sustainable.” -Tom Verducci [New York Post]

What does Thor think of Verducci’s opinion.

“I feel like a lot of people have their opinions about that, but I don’t let it affect me. I just go out there, and I feel like I take really good care of my body, and I feel like it shows. I plan on staying healthy for a very long time.” -Noah Syndergaard [New York Post]

Makes sense, but it’s not this is a decision that would be something you take to your grave…

“He deserved to go out there in the ninth inning and see if he could get the shutout.” -Terry Collins [New York Post]


“If [Jameson Taillon] doesn’t throw a complete-game shutout the rest of his career. I’ll wear this one to my grave.” –Clint Hurdle [New York Times]

Can we see these results for more than one night?

"Any time you get shut out and don't look very good and your fans are booing you, it's nice to go out there the next night and [succeed]. You saw some better results tonight." -Terry Collins [Mets]

It’s that simple.

"Any time you can throw 100-plus and have a good breaking ball, slider, curve, all of them good, you keep the hitters off-balance. And you could see it today. They were off-balance." - Rene Rivera [Mets]

I’m not sure this applies for Eric Campbell.

"It's a great feeling. We have the best fans in baseball. They're certainly rooting for you 100 percent of the time, pulling for you. I couldn't be happier to be a Met." -Noah Syndergaard [Mets]

Probably better not to think about the offense.

"I try not to think about [the score]. That's what all our starters do -- just go out there and put up zeros, no matter what the score is. It's a 0-0 ballgame and a mistake like that can cost you, which it did tonight." -Jacob deGrom [Mets]

That’s what #MetsTwitter is for.

“Our lineup is what it is because that’s what we have. I’m not going to sit here and complain about it.” -Terry Collins [New York Times]

Warthen knows that sometimes the smartest thing to say is nothing at all.

“[Warthen] is a pitching genius. He kind of left me alone, let me do my thing. I felt comfortable throwing all my pitches for strikes, and I think that was the biggest thing. I was able to throw my slider where I wanted to throw it, whereas in the first half of the season I couldn’t tell you where the ball was going.” -Addison Reed [Metro]

Something tells me Terry doesn’t have quite as much confidence in Ramirez and Chicklo…

“We didn’t have any concerns about Lucas Duda, and he ended up with a broken back. Any time you talk about the lower back, I think it’s a concern to me.” -Terry Collins [New York Times]

…as Dick Scott seems to have.

"Without getting into too many details, he just didn't feel good. The good thing about what we do is we have guys like [athletic trainer] Ray Ramirez and [assistant athletic trainer] Brian Chicklo right across the hallway. They came right in, followed protocol and took care of Terry right away. He actually felt fine right before the game, so we were all encouraged. Hopefully that's the case." –Dick Scott [Mets]

Let’s get Matt Reynolds’ analysis of what exactly happened to score the go-ahead run against the Brewers.

“All I know is, I hit a line drive to short, and I wasn’t out. Honestly, I thought it was a double play. I was just standing right there waiting for them to make a decision. I was just lucky it wasn’t a double play. It’s tough to explain right now. I’m still trying to figure out what happened.” -Matt Reynolds [New York Times]

Maybe Terry can clarify.

“I’ve seen a lot of major league baseball games. That might have been one of the wildest I’ve ever been involved in. You just take the win and go get ready for tomorrow. You don’t try to analyze that one.” -Terry Collins [New York Times]

One final ‘Hail Satin.’

“I have decided to retire from the game of baseball. Injuries, especially head injuries, have diminished my skills and it’s time for me to move on.” -Josh Satin [New York Daily News]

To all you Mets fans who thinks rooting for the Mets is supposed to be about feeling good and having fun.

“[The morning after the Mets’ first regular-season game, in St. Louis, [Howie Rose] walked into his parents’ bedroom while his dad was getting ready for work. Only 8 at the time, Rose hadn’t stayed up for the whole game on a school night, so his dad had to deliver the news.]

“How did the Mets do last night?”

“They lost.”

“And I remember being very disappointed. It was something to latch on to and really sort of embrace.” –Howie Rose [New York Post]

This Week in How Matt’s Feeling.

“I feel much better. My fastball wasn’t coming out as great as it has been the last couple of starts, but I pretty much had everything else working, and was able to keep them off-balance.” -Matt Harvey [New York Times]

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“I haven't seen anything [regarding Nimmo’s prospect status] beyond commenters scouting a PCL statline. Perhaps the fact that he hasn’t been promoted is a sign that the FO doesn’t really believe in him?” -FarookAhmed04

AA Quote of the Week

“Since the recovery period is three-to-five months I’m going to hold out hope for a post season return. If we’re going to the playoffs this year, I want him in that clubhouse and the batters box. I don’t care if he completely breaks Chet Steadman style.

'One more, Terry!’ He swings [guitar riff].” -TheBigStapler