Your 2017 New York Mets: We’re going to be okay.
"This is a good baseball team. We have issues like everybody else, but we're trying to mesh a pitching staff we've got to be careful of and a bullpen we're going to be careful of. We're going to be OK." –Terry Collins [Mets]
Arrested Development Narrator: They did not.
“We’re going to win this game.” –Terry Collins said he remembered thinking to himself during the game [New York Times]
It’s just a short-term injury to a Mets player, what could possibly go wrong?
“[On his hand injury] No worries at all. A short-term thing.” –Travis d’Arnard [New York Times]
Syndergaard is living his best life.
"I guess if I keep my fingernail too short, I get a blister. If I keep it too long, the nail splits. It's all about finding that happy medium. I guess I have an excuse to get a mani-pedi now." –Noah Syndergaard [Mets]
It ‘seems’ guys are pitching every day because they are pitching every day.
“There’s always stretches throughout the year where one or two guys go what seems like every day. It just happens to be that it’s in the second week of the season. I, personally, am feeling fine and feeling great.” –Addison Reed [New York Times]
Probably should catch fly balls in any situation.
"That was my ball. I have to catch that fly ball in that situation." –Jose Reyes [Mets]
Maybe we can try to focus on not overworking the bullpen.
“Right now, I’ve got to get Jose going, He’s my main focus, to get him back on a roll, because I think if he hits at the top of our lineup, we can be different and a lot more dangerous.” –Terry Collins [New York Times]
At this point in his career, this might be his best.
“It’s frustrating. I’m a leadoff hitter, and if I’m not getting on base, I’m not helping my team and doing my job. But at the same time, I haven’t lowered my head. I’m trying to do my best.” –Jose Reyes [New York Times]
Pretty good attempt at spinning a three-game losing streak.
"This was a strange series -- a 16-inning game and then basically three walk-offs. Certainly some strange things happened really this entire road trip. But the good news is we came away from these two series with four wins and three losses. So we'll take the positives out of this." –Neil Walker [Mets]
Everyone’s favorite players, Jay Bruce.
"I understand how people come up with their thoughts. It's like the fun, cool thing to say that New York is too big for people. I think it's a pride thing with people from New York, and I get it. It's an amazing city. It's chewed a lot of people up and spit them out. That doesn't even exist to me, though. This is the team I'm playing baseball for, with an incredible opportunity. I was just bad at baseball for a month.'' –Jay Bruce [ESPN]
Bruce is right, only idiots think New York is too big for some players.
"You'll hear it from guys who come in. In Cincinnati, they have, what, two writers? They have 12 here -- and maybe 15 or 25 when we're at home. That's the thing guys have to adjust to. I remember a few years ago, one of our players had a small problem, and it was in the headlines the next day, and he said, 'What's the big deal?' Well, it is a big deal. It's New York. Everything is a big deal. And if it's not, they'll make it a big deal.'' –Terry Collins [ESPN]
Jay Bruce was the first player to wear the new robe with the crown, but was it comfortable?
“It’s silk, so yeah. They give it to me, I’ll wear it.” –Jay Bruce [New York Times]
Who are these ‘people’? The coaching staff? WFAN callers?
“I haven’t pitched in two years, so I am going to get a little tired even though I myself or people don’t think I should. The body is not used to throwing that many pitches right now, so it’s kind of weird when you get to 60 or 70 pitches and you’re like, ‘Man, I should be good, but my body is a little tired.’ Maybe I need to run more or something, but it’s not that. It’s just that your body is not used to it.” –Zack Wheeler [New York Post]
I’m looking forward to more Gsood Gstarts from Gsellman.
“I’ve been working on that consistently, and today was probably the best it’s been. Hopefully I can repeat it.” –Robert Gsellman [New York Times]
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“Back in the day, watching him take selfish AB after selfish AB was tolerable because you never knew when that triple or inside the park HR was gonna happen. Now we do know; likely never. He needs to get it going in a hurry or the Mets are going to have to explore other options (see below).” -Mookman31
AA Quote of the Week
“I am entirely too amused by the need to accomodate 2017 technology, causeing the late 80's intraweb appearance to things” –NateW regarding the loss of the fireball in the Player Performance Meter