Your 2017 New York Mets: That’s how it went ‘all year.’
“They were able to drive in a couple runs, and their guys did a good job of keeping us from scoring. That's how it went." -Jacob deGrom [MLB]
Amed’s ability to move on after disappointment should really help him being a Met.
“[The defensive play miscue that ended the game] was actually pretty difficult. I tried to wait [to break toward second] until a pretty good moment. I actually have to say that is one of the tougher plays I have seen in this game. I have already forgotten it, and I’ll come in tomorrow with a new mindset and a lot of faith.” -Amed Rosario [New York Post]
Finally, a Met with some speed…
"I'm always thinking to take an extra base if I can. I really trust my legs, and as long as that ball is in front of me, I'm always confident I can take an extra base." -Amed Rosario [MLB]
…too much speed.
“I think his progression is going to be very natural. I think seeing how fast he moves in the game, he almost moves fast to a fault. Like the first hit of the game [Tuesday], nine out of 10 shortstops don’t get in front of that ball, they backhand it. I think if he backhands that ball and steps and throws, he probably gets him out.” -Neil Walker [New York Post]
Terry Collins is selling jeans.
“Man, he’s a good-looking player.” -Terry Collins [New York Post]
I still haven’t really been able to unpack my feelings about Jose Reyes’s return to the Mets, so I’ll leave these quotes without further comment.
“It’s been huge for me to have that with that sort of special human being. [Jose Reyes] has just been there a lot since last year when we were able to start developing that and it means a lot to me what he gives back to me.” -Amed Rosario [New York Post]
“I can say 100 percent I just enjoyed the way [Jose Reyes] played, his sort of camaraderie, the way he carried himself. I never could have imagined I would be here at this level with him.” -Amed Rosario [New York Post]
“He’s the future of the organization and the future shortstop for a lot of years here. For me, it’s not a problem at all. I’m going to be here to help him out with whatever he needs.” -Jose Reyes [New York Times]
Baseball Worker recognizes employer’s current restructure might not be complete.
"We'll have to wait and see. This stuff goes down to the wire. A lot can happen either way." -Jay Bruce [MLB]
Baseball Worker recognizes employer must do what’s right for their long term goals which might include his possible relocation.
"Obviously things have derailed our season a little bit -- mostly injuries. Coming in here at the beginning of the year in spring training, I thought we were World Series contenders. It's part of the game, obviously. And the team has to figure out how they want to approach the future." -Jay Bruce [MLB]
Words to live by.
"You never want to hit anybody in the face." -Jacob deGrom [MLB]
I assume this is exactly what you dream of; making the majors and playing in your home town stadium so that your friends can drink and heckle you all game.
"I had so many friends out in the center-field bar area just wearing me out all game. … I can't repeat most of it." -Michael Conforto [MLB]
This is why I love baseball; It’s not what the pitcher did, it’s how the batter adjusted.
"It was the same pitch he'd thrown me in the previous two at-bats. It was nothing that he did, I was able to make a little different pass at it than on the previous two balls, and got that ball elevated." -Curtis Granderson [MLB]
Dom Smith is an 80 grade interviewer, I really hope Jay Horowitz doesn’t tell him to start going more ‘canned’ when he reaches the big leagues.
“[Everyone asking when you’re going to get called up] can be very annoying, especially playing well down here and then that happening and everybody’s texting you and everybody’s hitting you up on social media, Twitter, Instagram, even family members. They hit you up and it’s like, ‘Man can you just leave me alone? I mean can we talk about something besides that because it’s out of my control?’” -Dom Smith [Review Journal]
“It’s all a part of the territory. I know there are a million other players and people that wish they were in my shoes. I’m not complaining about it, but it’s definitely been a long week and I definitely did shut off the phone for a little bit.” -Dom Smith [Review Journal]
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“I really don't get all the Duda love, he was a home grown somewhat productive player i get, but I think people really overvalued him. Guy averaged about 110 games a year, so never was reliable and always left us shorthanded for stretches of the season. I know people try and debunk it, but he’s always been a really streaky hitter, and had the same hitting profile as about 5 other guys on our team. I just think Lucas Duda is about a dime a dozen in today’s league and is easily replaceable. People kept on waiting for him to put together a season that never came. He’s 31, it’s not happening. I’m glad that we didn’t convince ourselves to resign [sic] him. Going forward we need more dependable bodies on the field.” -Pleasedontgethurt
AA Quote of the Week
“Loved Koos. One of the best Mets pitchers ever and competitive as they come. If he were pitching on Mets when Clemens beaned Piazza, Bernie, Jeter or Posada would have taken one off the helmet in retaliation.” -Boxing Rules
“Ah yes. Trying to mangle another human is a great way to go about things. Looks like we have a Sitebot qualifier for the week Joe.” -NihilistDuda
“Talk about being a contrarian. If you think it was right for Piazza to get drilled in a fit of pique, just because juicer Clemens was mad that he was owning his fastball, we can also agree to disagree on that. Generally, I don’t like bean balls but I think this was wrong.” -Boxing Rules
“What if I told you It’s possible to believe Clemens was wrong and also believe that throwing at someone else’s head in retaliation would also have been wrong.” -ZZPops