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This Week in Mets Quotes: Frazier and Cespedes on being BFFs, Cespedes says this is the best team he’s ever been on

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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 2018 Mets: We’ve been showing it and we’ll keep proving it.

“In my six years in the big leagues this is the best team I’ve ever been on. We’ve been showing it and we’ll keep proving it.” –Yoenis Cespedes [New York Post]

Really easy to root for these guys.

“That was a total team effort. We had confidence going into the season. It didn’t change the confidence that we already have. Obviously some people didn’t believe in us going into the year, it’s kind of changing in their eyes but we knew what we had.” –Adrian Gonzalez [New York Post]

Love the Mets? Love the Mets.

”Highway robbery.” –Juan Lagares on what Rosario said to him after he threw Goodwin out at home plate in the second [New York Post]

Got to love the buy in.

“We’re proud of our roles and the work we’ve put in and it’s good to see it translate early in the season.” –Seth Lugo [New York Post]

Humble Harvey.

“I think any other day that’s probably sending me out of the game, so [the wind] helped.” -Matt Harvey [Mets]

Less Humble Harvey.

”The way we’ve started is huge in itself. Coming in here and doing what we did, that’s incredibly important. And the way that we pulled out the win today and kept battling and kept fighting, it shows a lot about this team and what we’re about. I think it’s sending a message not only to the guys across the locker room here, but all of baseball.” –Matt Harvey [Mets]

Not Paul Sewald.

”Everybody is happy the way he uses the bullpen. You can see the difference. He knows what he’s doing over there. And it’s working.” –Jeurys Familia [Mets]

Personally, I would have taken the decision out of Cespedes’ hands and taken charge…

“[Cespedes] looked at me like I was nuts when I said [do you want a day off] to him. That’s always a good sign that they want to play. He’s been feeling terrible and still playing. I’ve been trying, ‘Hey, Ces, do you need a day? Do you need a day?’ He didn’t want one. “Him not taking a day won us the game today. For him to battle through what he’s going through is pretty good.” –Mickey Callaway [Newsday]

…and told Cespedes I agree he’s in the lineup.

“I cannot say I feel good because I’m not OK. The only way I can go out of this slump is taking at-bats and go out and play and do what I do, which is hitting.” –Yoenis Cespedes [Newday]

It WAS exciting to watch.

”We’ve been doing well -- we’ve been doing really well. We always talk about, ‘Oh, it’s early,’ or, ‘We need these games late.’ We need every game. That’s a blunt way of putting it. I don’t care if it’s early, middle of the season or late. Every win counts. We grinded it out today. We came back every time they put up a run, and it was exciting to watch.” –Todd Frazier [New York Post]

That IS most important.

“Everybody was a little tired today. But at the same time, we’re hungry to keep playing the way we’re playing right now. That’s most important.” –Jeurys Familia [Newsday]

It IS a lot of fun.

“It’s a contagious feeling. Everybody is pushing for one another. Everyone is on the edge of the dugout, cheering each other on. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of and continue to keep it going.” –Noah Syndergaard [Newsday]

It IS great.

”I don’t even know what to say. They’re just playing ball. It’s great.” –Mickey Callaway [Mets]

It IS…sorry this bit went at least two quotes too long.

“It’s unbelievable. The other team scores a run, we score two. When you’re hot, you have to win as many games as you can.” –Wilmer Flores [Newsday]

Ouch…

”I was just shocked when I heard the news. I was surprised, but what can you do? I just couldn’t believe it, but what can you do? [A full tear] would suck. It would suck. These guys are so much fun to be around and there’s such a winning atmosphere and a championship atmosphere around the clubhouse. It would suck. But who knows what’s going to happen?” –Travis d’Ardnaud [Mets]

…my heart.

”[Kevin Plawecki]’s ready. Not only is he a great person, but he puts his work in. He puts a lot of work into studying the other hitters and doing a lot of studying even of other pitchers, too. So I know he’s ready at the plate, as well. I believe he’s ready. All these pitchers love throwing to him, so that’s the biggest thing as a catcher.” –Travis d’Ardnaud [Mets]

Rhame plans on giving the ball from his first save to his father.

”I’ve never been in that situation. So it was a lot of fun.” –Jacob Rhame [Mets]

No matter where they go

They are known as the couple.

“[Todd Frazier] is the one player that every team would love to have. His energy is unbelievable.” –Yoenis Cespedes [New York Post]

They’re never seen alone

So they’re known as the couple.

“I told [Cespedes] look at this lineup with you batting second. He was like, ‘All right, let’s do it.’” –Todd Frazier [New York Post]

But they’re laugh provoking;

Yet they really don’t know they’re joking.

“Maybe Todd is one of the main reasons Ces has come out of his shell a little bit more this year. In turn that brings everybody else closer together a little bit more.” –Mickey Callaway [New York Post]

Don’t you find

When love is blind

It’s kind of odd.

“Todd is one of those guys who makes everyone laugh. I think for this team it is so great to have Frazier and I really enjoy being around him. He wants to win every night. It doesn’t matter who we are playing he wants to win so badly. He’s always pushing everybody to go get it. Get that victory. That’s great” –Yoenis Cespedes [New York Post]

I didn’t want this quote to end.

“I was like 0-for-2 in like the fourth or fifth game and he came up to me and said, ‘Papi, it’s the fifth game of the season. You got two more at-bats.’ I ended up hitting a double and it got us going. He kinda simmered me down because I’m a high-energy guy, I get mad at myself and yell. For him to say that to me, it meant a lot and it kinda shows the level of maturity that he is at. He’s a leader in his own way. I felt pretty good after that. He’s a guy I want to get to know better. I went to his ranch in Port St. Lucie, he’s a really nice dude, man and I’m just really glad that me and him are forming like a really good bond right now. I’m just glad he is on my side.” –Todd Frazier [New York Post]

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“Why is Rosario so bad at defense? ANOTHER awful error, and he should have easily got that grounder up the middle late. Had alligator arms.” -OutOfStateHoo

AA Quote of the Week

“RANTOVERSARY - MANSION VS. CONDO

IT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTIEN BY THE EXTINGUISHED MR. CHRIS STROGANOFF THAT 10 YEARS AGO SOMEONE OTHER THAN ME INVENTED TEh WE WANT THE MANSION NOT THE CONDO THING AND I HAVE BEEN ASKED TO GIVE AN INTERVIEW ON THE SUBJECT WHICH WILL AIR TONIGHT ON WFU 6969 ON YOURRADIO DIAL SINCE I FEEL MAGNETIMUS I WILL SHARE THE TRANSCREEP OF THE INTERVIEW IN CASE YOU ARE STUCK IN TRAFFIX AND MISS IT

CS: FX AS THE RANTER-IN-CHIEF OF AA WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON MANSIONS VS CONDOS

FX: WELL A MANSIEN WOULD NEED TO HAVE A BASEMINT AND THE PROPER NUMBER OF INTERNET CONNECTIONS TO KEEP THE NERDS HAPPY

LRB: FAIR, BUT DO YOU NOT, IN FACT, LIVE IN A CONDO RIGHT NOW

FX: YES, I DO BUT THAT’S BECUASE I CANT SHOVEL SNOW ANYMOAR SINCE I BROKE MY BACK WAITING FOR DAVID WRONG TO UNBREAK HIS

LRB: HISS

MF4D: WAIT A MINUTE BUT YOUR CONDO HAS A NICE VIEW OF THE SKYLINE RIGHT?

FX: YES, BUT THERE IS A FUCKEN TREE IN TEH WAY AND THE BIG SNOW ONLY KNOCKED IT DOWN HALF WAY SO NOW I CAN SEE YANKEE STADIEN BUT I STILLCANT SEE SHITTY FIELD – I WAS HOPEING TO SEE TEH GAMES FOR FREE SO I COULD STOP PAYEING FOR CABLE

MF4D: BUT DOESN’T MRS. FX WATCH OTHER PROGRAMS

FX: FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

CS: OK ENOUGH OF THAT BACK TO MANSION VS CONDO – SO YOU ARE SAYING THAT IF IT WASN’T FOR SNOW REMOVAL YOU WOULD LIVE IN A MANSION

FX: YES

CS: WHERE?

FX: NORTH KOREA

LRB: (GASP) WHY DEAR GOD?

FX: EXACTLY, ONLY IT IS DEAR LEADER

MF4D: BUT WHAT ABOUT YOUR FAMILY

FX: EH (SHRUG)

MF4D: IN NORTH KOREA, THEY EAT DOGS

FX: WHAT?

MF4D: IT’S TRUE, LOOK IT UP

FX: WELL I GUESS I’M OFF TO SOUTH BEACH THEN. MAYBE I COULD BE A-ROD’S NEIGHBOR SINCE HE WANTED TO BE A MET AND ALL BUT MAYBE NOT BECUASE I MAY CATCH YANKEE-IT IS

LRB: DO YOU HATE THE YANKEES

FX: WELL, HATE IS SUCH A WEAK WORD….

CS: WHY IS THIS INTERVIEW ALL OVER THE PLACE?

FX: I DON’T KNOW…WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE AGAIN, AND WHERE IS JEROME?

CS: SO….CONDO BAD, MANSION GOOD, UNLESS THERE IS SNOW, RIGHT?

FX: POTATO

LRB: WHAT

MF4D: WHAT

CS: WHAT

FX: IT’S LUNCH TIME AND I’M HUNGRY I THOUGH YOU SAID ERICK SAMOAN WAS BUYEING LUNCH

CS: UM…..HE LEFT

FX: WHAT

(PAUSE)

FX: LISTEN TO ME. I DEMAND A FULL REFUND OF MY AA MEMBERSHIT FEE. I HAVE GONE WITHOUT FOOD IN ORDER TO PAY TEH RIDICULOUS MAINTENANCE ANDNOW YOU TELL ME TEH FUCKEN GUY LEFT?

CS: FX, THE SITE IS FREE

FX: OH I THOUGHT TEH CONDO WAS FREE

LRB: QUAALUDE MUCH?

MF4D: I WANT A PORK ROLL

FX: WHAT TEH HELL IS THAT IS IT LIKE TAYLOR HAM?

MF4D: (GLARES IN)

LRB: WELL, THEN…….HOW ABOUT A BOOK AND SOME NICE PIZZA

FX: ONLY IF IT HAS PINEAPPLE………OTHERWISE YOU ALL CAN GTFO AND THIS INTERVIEW IS OVER

CS: (LOOKS AT iPhone CAMERA) WELL FOLKS, THERE YOU HAVE IT – THE MANSION IS PREFERRED OVER THE CONDO BUT NOT WHEN IT SNOWS…..THANKS FORTUNING IN….NEXT WEEK WE WILL HAVE TNO GIVE US HIS INSIGHT ON SPELLING MAKE SURE YOU TUNE IN” -fxcarden

This Week in Phillies Quotes

“[Gabe Kapler] was so into health. He’s addicted to ice cream. So he would sit there and lick ice cream but have a cup and spit it into it. He would lick it just for the taste but didn’t want to eat it. I told him, ‘Dude, that’s like Unabomber type stuff.’ That’s a thing he did.” –Greenville catcher Jon Still [SI]

“It never happened in Greenville. It happened with my girlfriend at the time, who became my wife, who’s now my ex-wife. We were walking together and I was on a very strict chicken-breast-and-beans diet, and she was eating an ice cream cone. And I was like, ‘That looks amazing.’ I took a bite of it and spit it out, because I wanted the flavor but didn’t want to go off track. That story got told by somebody else, and it became their story that they saw it happen.” –Gabe Kapler [SI]

“If you ask me what my hobby is, I don’t have a traditional hobby. I’m not a golfer. I don’t fish. I don’t even watch TV. You give me a block of two hours? I want to sit down and drink coffee and scour information, just because I’m interested in it. That is my happy, fun time. I might research whether people really enjoy coming to work more when there’s music playing. The answer in my opinion is yes. And what I’ve come to find is there is some science to back that up.” –Gabe Kapler [SI]