Your 2017 New York Mets: Besides the ball going over my head for extra bases, everything was good on that play.
“My mistake was my first step was coming in. Other than that, everything was good on that play. But that play is even difficult for a regular left fielder. Next time I have a better idea what I can do better.” -Jose Reyes [New York Post]
With our defense, Flexen will have ample opportunity to react appropriately.
“You don’t want to [show disappointment with a defensive miscue] to your teammates, no matter who it is and especially a guy like that.” -Chris Flexen [New York Post]
Should have traded him for DiDi Gregorius when we had the chance. /checks B-Ref: Didn’t realize DiDi actually has been pretty solid.
"He just grinds out innings for you. You gotta have somebody who's gonna eat up some innings, and Jake's been that guy this year." -Terry Collins [MLB]
Not bad for having just under 100 PAs in the majors.
"It was pretty tough [to get used to the Majors] for me at the beginning. I came from a league where I wasn't seeing pitches come at me this fast. But I've adjusted, I feel like I'm doing better." -Amed Rosario [MLB]
40,000 people? He must be talking about away games.
“I am a pretty slow starter. It normally takes me a month to get stuff going, but sometimes in the big leagues you don’t have that much time to get stuff going, so I just have to keep working hard every day so I can get adjusted. It’s a new league. You have to get used to the pitchers. You have to get used to the umpires. You have to get used to pretty much everything: playing in front of 40,000 people. It’s a way bigger game than it is at the other levels, and every level I have been to takes a little adjustment period.” -Dom Smith [New York Post]
No way Dom Smith is trying ‘too hard’ amiright?
“[Dom Smith’s] coming up here with huge accolades and I think he is just trying too hard. Trying to hit every ball as hard as he can and he just has to go up there and try to be the kind of offensive player he was, because this kid hits. I am not worried about home runs. I am worried about getting hits.” -Terry Collins [New York Post]
He added, ‘I mean. have you seen our other options?’
“I think [Montero] really thinks he’s got a home in the rotation and he should think that.” -Terry Collins [New York Post]
It was easy to be frustrated during his struggles, but a good reminder that most players really are trying their best.
“I am so thankful to this team, they have given me many opportunities, I am aware of that. I am just glad that the changes I have made as of late have really come through.” -Rafael Montero [New York Post]
“When I signed here, I was very excited about [the possibility of playing with David Wright]. At least we can start one game together again, he at third base and me at shortstop, but at this point it has been kind of hard for that to happen.” -Jose Reyes [New York Post]
“I sensed the disappointment last week when I talked to him about his shoulder, how it was bothering him. He’s real frustrated in that he did everything that everybody had wanted as far as the rehab and all the exercises and everything else and wasn’t bouncing back.” -Terry Collins [New York Post]
“I wish all the best for [David Wright] and whatever decision he needs to make I am going to be behind him 100 percent. If he wants to continue to play, I am going to be here supporting him and whatever he decides to do. But at the same time he needs to decide about his future and does he want to continue to try and try? I will be behind him, because he is still young and you have to be very strong in your mind to continue to have a lot of setbacks and be still hungry to come back. As a baseball player you appreciate that, coming from D. Wright.” -Jose Reyes [New York Post]
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“Hope so. Dom is lazy and plays with a nonchalance that he hasn't earned. Reminds me of Lastings Milledge, and we all know how that turned out.” -OohAPiazzaCandy!
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“Soooo National Velvet called us flaming garbage. Just wait till the smoke clears, you dilettantes.” -dronkiller