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This Week in Mets Quotes: Harvey apologizes, teammates react

Lots of interesting, funny, idiotic, and insightful things were said by the Mets—and about them—recently. Here are some of our favorites.

San Francisco Giants v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Your 2017 New York Mets: Just one of those days.

“Just one of those days.” –Jeurys Familia [New York Times]

Every day is ‘just one of those days’ for the Mets.

"It sucks that they expect somebody to make that kind of travel and be ready to pitch 100 percent. [Adam Wilk] did the best he could. He went out there and didn't pitch bad, he competed and gave us a few innings. Just one of those days." –Paul Sewald [NJ]

Maybe starting starters in non-ideal situations is the new market inefficiency.

"I hadn't started a game in two and a half weeks. It's not an ideal situation. But I was happy with the performance. I was still able to go out there and compete, throw strikes and keep the team in the game." –Tommy Milone [MLB]

He was cut the next day.

"Sometimes you have to wear it. I think some people in the organization have a little more respect for me for doing what I did yesterday." –Adam Wilk [NJ]

He was diagnosed with a blood clot the next day.

“I feel great. My arm feels great. I just didn’t have it today.” –Jeurys Familia [New York Daily News]

[Citation Needed]

"[Rafael Montero] has enough ability to pitch here. He has to command his stuff better." –Terry Collins [MLB]


“Honestly, I don’t really know how to handle this one… We’ve got some good pranksters in here, that’s for sure. I mean what can you do, just kind of laugh this one off… I’ve got nothing to do with it, I know that. I didn’t know about it… This is kind of unbelievable, really… Awkward… by no means does it reflect who I am as a person, my beliefs, my views….[Asked if there was a sponsorship deal in his future] I hope not.” –Kevin Plawecki [New York Daily News]


"First of, as I just did with my teammates and all of the coaches, I apologized for my actions and I do apologize for my actions. Obviously, I’m extremely embarrassed by my actions. I apologized to my teammates, to the Mets organization, to the Wilpons, all the way down, to the Mets fans for doing what I did. Yes, I was out on Friday night past curfew. I did play golf Saturday morning, and I put myself in a bad place to be ready for showing up to a ballgame. That is my responsibility. I take full blame for that and I’ve apologized to my teammates, I’ve apologized to the coaches, and I’m doing everything in my power so that never happens again. And like I’ve said, I’m extremely embarrassed for my actions and I’m looking forward to getting things back on track and doing everything I can to help this team win and help this organization moving forward and they all have my word on that one." –Matt Harvey [Amazin Avenue]

He continued, ‘also he’s got to be a 24/7 brand bot and marry someone who was 5 years old when he debuted in the majors.’

“He wants to be Derek Jeter. To do that, you’ve got to show up.” –Anonymous Met [Newsday]

Anonymous Met is right, where is the accountability?

“Something had to happen. There had to be a sense of accountability.” –Anonymous Met [Newsday]

“You could see all of this coming.” –Anonymous Met [Newsday]

Let’s see what the Mets Moral Compass has to say about this.

“We’re disappointed. We have to understand, we’re employees. You have to come to your job every day. We count on him. Everybody knows here what the rules are. When you miss that, that’s not acceptable” –Jose Reyes [New York Daily News]

Paul Lo Duca would also like to cast a stone at Harvey…

“17 years I played I showed up at park EVERY DAY including the day my mother passed. Underlying problem here but a text takes 2 seconds.” –Paul LoDuca [New York Post]

…alright, let’s see what another random former Met thinks…

“Very disappointing the relationship between the Mets and Matt Harvey has become so toxic.” –Bob Ojeda [New York Post]

…what about Dontrelle Willis, he used to pitch against the Mets, so let’s get his thoughts…

“The #mets are a mess right now.” –Dontrelle Willis [New York Daily News]

…oh come on, Vernon Wells?!

"If you want to be DJ, you can't get suspended by your own team...." –Vernon Wells [New York Daily News]

I’m struggling to think of a player who did a complete 180 in my heart like Jay Bruce has.

“People make mistakes.” –Jay Bruce [Newsday]

Why can’t Bartolo give us all life advice?

“You have all the talent and you can get through this and all the things you want will always be there at the end. You go pitch. Let baseball be No. 1.” –Bartolo Colon [New York Post]

Have you seen our society lately?

“Those are questions that individual guys have to answer. We’ve got to know one thing about our society: if you make a mistake, stand up, be accountable and move on. And people forget about it.” –Terry Collins [Newsday]

Maybe Harvey does want to be Derek Jeter.

“[But while spearheading charity functions and pitching Gatorade is one thing, late nights on the town are something Jeter might definitely have to tone down.] When I read in the paper that he's out until 3 a.m. in New York City going to a birthday party, I won't lie. That doesn't sit well with me. That's a violation of Joe [Torre's] curfew. That's the focus I'm talking about.” –George Steinbrenner [New York Daily News]

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“Fragile Duda. For such a big guy, he is one of the most fragile players I’ve ever seen. If you look at the play he supposedly got hurt on, there was no hard contact at all. He just kind of brushed with the runner when reaching for the show. It’s a play you see 1st Basemen involved in all the time, reaching into the runner for the throw and often they can make a tag all in one motion and with much harder contact than there was on this play. Sometimes there are injuries on such a play when there is hard contact, but this was ridiculous – you just blow on this guy and he gets hurt.” –Mike Shea Endzone

AA Quote of the Week

“Quite a trend of winning each series and coming out feeling like complete losers.” -LouMonte7