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This Week in Mets Quotes: Granderson accepts the twilight of his career, Bruce is ready to be traded

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 2017 New York Mets: We’ve Got to Keep Going at it.

"We've got to keep going at it. We don't know when the streak's going to hit, when we're going to get going. Maybe it starts tonight." -Terry Collins [Mets]

Team unity.

"[Rosenthal] knows he has to get over there. I'm almost in the outfield, and I turn to look and throw, and he's nowhere close." -Matt Carpenter [MLB]

This sounds like an advertisement for other teams.

"I'm going to hustle all the time. My body feels so good." -Jose Reyes [MLB]

The line is ‘You Gotta Believe’.

"There's no doubt we still believe in our ballclub and everybody here. We know it's not going to be easy. But we still believe." -Jose Reyes [MLB]

Well, it hasn't been your day, your week, your month, or even your year.

"It's not easy to pinch-hit. But you do your best to get ready and to hit the ball hard. It's huge for us. I think every game for us right now is must-win." -Wilmer Flores [MLB]

That sounds like a threat…

"You're a New York Met until you're not." -Terry Collins [NJ]

…oh it was; if you want off this team, you need to play better.

"You can't go home at night and think, 'Where am I going to be tomorrow?' You've got to say to yourself, 'Hey, I'm going to be out there tomorrow, I'm going to play tomorrow at Citi Field and I've got to get ready. The rest of that stuff is out of your control. If you let that get to you, it's going to effect the way you play the next day, and you can't. Because ultimately, if you don't play well that day you're not going to get traded anyway." -Terry Collins [NJ]

Well at least someone is going to enjoy this season.

“I’ve made my peace with it. I’m going to enjoy this season. If an opportunity presents itself for me to play, that’s great. If not, I’ve had a great run and I enjoyed it. I’m 36 years old. I never thought I’d be playing this long. I thought I was only going to play two years and get released, and they kept letting me come back for 12 [full] seasons. We’ll see what happens, but there are other things I know I want to do.” -Curtis Granferson [New York Post]

Curtis asked ‘and the fourth year’ and Sandy responded, ‘have you tried the salmon’.

“I met with [general manager] Sandy [Alderson] in San Diego before I signed, and he said, ‘We have a lot of pieces coming up, a lot of great arms, we have a chance to win right away and we think you can help us.’ And sure enough, my second season, we’re in the World Series. The third season, we’re back in the playoffs. Everything that was told to me was delivered. There were a lot of homegrown guys that were developing and were going to start reaching their peaks during the course of the contract, and I’ve enjoyed it. It’s been exciting. It’s been fun.” -Curtis Granderson [New York Post]


“Coming to the Mets, it was a lot of learning, and understanding what this organization’s all about, and what their history’s been like. I didn’t know anything. I remember seeing the excitement when guys like Tim Teufel got announced on Opening Day, and I was like, ‘Why are they cheering Tim Teufel so loud?’ [Someone said] ‘Oh, he played for the ‘86 team,’ and I’m like, ‘It’s ’86, why are they still doing that so much?’ And then you start to understand it because that’s the last one they’ve had.” -Curtis Granderson [New York Post]

Wherever there is injustice, you will find me. Wherever there is suffering, I'll be there. Wherever defense is an afterthought. You will find...Jay Bruce!

“I came here as a hired gun. I know what I am and what situation I am in. This is a business. Don’t get me wrong, I love playing the game, I always will. But this is my job. I am a hired gun and I go where I am needed.” -Jay Bruce [New York Daily News]

Didn’t stop us this past offseason.

“If they have the chance to make their organization better by trading me, they would be crazy not to do it. I know that they have to look out for their future here. I expect they will do that if they have the chance. I know what can happen.” -Jay Bruce [New York Daily News]

We all really wanted that.

“I was psyched when they picked up my option this winter. I knew I had a bad finish, I knew I could do better than that. And, I was excited because I thought this was a World Series team. I really wanted that.” -Jay Bruce [New York Daily News]

Yeah, it’s about time he was healthy.

"I think [Neil Walker’s] planning on going out this weekend and doing rehab. It's about time for him to go out and get him in some games." -Terry Collins [NJ]

Season is either going really well or really poorly when hair color becomes a topic.

“Whatever sparks [Cespedes]. Whatever gets him going, I’m all in. He started to hit the ball hard tonight and I hope he comes with a different color [Thursday]. If we get red hot, you’ll see some more blue hair.” -Terry Collins [New York Post]

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“If they trade TJ Rivera then my opinion of Sandy will drop immensely TJ Rivera is the one guy I have faith in in the lineup to hit. We need more guys that hit for average, and not mashers. This reason alone is why I want Dominic Smith up here instead of Duda.” -patelj27b

AA Quote of the Week

“Rivera gets traded and turns into Justin Turner. I’d keep him based on that paranoid fantasy alone.” -Hotchipwillbreakyourlegs