Your 2017 New York Mets: We still got a bunch of games left.
“I know Grandy’s played a role in everyone’s development. So it’s definitely tough. But we still got a bunch of games left and we have to stay focused.” - Michael Conforto prior too dislocating his shoulder [New York Post]
Couldn’t be happier for The Captain.
“Still quite a bit to go to get to where I want to be, but certainly a good first step. Any time you get a chance to step between the white lines to play some baseball, get some at-bats, it was a lot of fun.” -David Wright [Newsday]
He continued, ‘I mean, I got to at least hit better than Tebow.'
“It was a long time coming…I don’t want to come back for the sake of coming back … if I do start showing better results down here then we can kind of start talking about what the next step is.” -David Wright [New York Post]
May it be more than just a thought.
“I’m just excited to think that [David Wright’s] back on the field and that he’s possibly going to put this uniform on again and step in that batter’s box here at Citi Field. That’s a pretty cool thought.” -Terry Collins [New York Post]
5 and 2/3, with three earned runs is a ‘good job’ for our 2017 starters.
“I thought I did a good job of limiting the damage tonight.” -Chris Flexen [New York Post]
As this disappointing season draws to a close, remember this meaningless September is very meaningful to some Mets.
“[There’s] a little frustration [not getting at bats]. I can hit — I’ve always hit — and I’ve proven that at every single level.Of course I would love to have [an] opportunity. I think anyone would. This game is all about opportunity and you just got to have one to be able to show what you can do.” -Gavin Cecchini [New York Post]
“[The rest of the season is] obviously important. It’s also important not to think too much about that and limit that as much as possible and just continue to go out there and play the game I’ve always played. Hopefully take that work that I’ve put in down there and hopefully see some results up here but I can’t look at it as a huge pressure situation like that. … I’m happy with the work I’ve been able to put in and I’m really looking forward to the last six weeks of the season and hopefully on to next year.” -Kevin Plawecki [New York Post]
"It's just kind of different than Triple-A, for sure. They throw harder, they pound the zone more and it's a little bit tougher to pick up balls. So, you know, I've just been working every day, trying to pick up pitches, trying to lay off pitches and trying to put my A swing on pitches to hit the ball hard." -Dom Smith [NJ]
Totally can relate to these conversations. Reminds me of grad school when my friends and I talked about getting hired by the same Big Four accounting firm.
"There were a lot conversations going on like that this year in Triple A. When we all were finally here together, it definitely made things a lot more comfortable. It's just good seeing those guys' faces every day." -Dom Smith [NJ]
I wonder what defensive stats Terry look at?
"[Amed Rosario’s] really an impressive defender. Great range. A great arm. The defensive stats relate that. He's certainly solidified (the left) side and up the middle, and allowed our guys to kind of hang around their areas and catch the balls that they can get too. He's everything that we anticipated." -Terry Collins [NJ]
Both ‘Jake’ and Amed handled Amed’s defensive miscue properly.
"I'd say the moment that I saw him running and the moment that I took that second step, I realized that maybe it was a little bit too late to throw." -Amed Rosario [Mets]
"It's frustrating, but you gotta be able to make pitches. Everybody's trying. When Rosario didn't make that play, I put my hands up; I probably shouldn't have done that. I'll have to talk to him. That's my bad. Can't show emotion out there like that, especially when it has to do with your other players. … That one's on me." -Jacob deGrom [Mets]
"He plays hard, so I don't think that will happen again." -Jacob deGrom [Mets]
"I'm learning from all of these small mistakes." -Amed Rosario [Mets]
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“Familia SUCKS. Chokes in big moments and suffers from command issues/” -Mozsanity
AA Quote of the Week
“I didn't see anything concrete in any of the articles. It sounds like all 30 teams have policies in place, but MLB wants to just make a uniform policy for the whole league. It doesn’t sound like it will be that big of a change. While I generally find it distasteful to try to control how paying customers behave, I most definitely do not appreciate other fans behaving badly, so I guess I’m okay with this. Of course, not selling alcohol would help a lot of this, but they’d lose money.” -El Duq of Hurl
“Lol if I couldn't drink while watching this team...” -ZZPops