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This Week in Mets Quotes: The Return of Panic City?, deGrom is not lovin’ the bullpen

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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.

Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Your 2018 New York Mets: You know they’re not perfect.

“It’s definitely tough. You’re comfortable when those guys come in. You know they’re not perfect. It’s going to happen. Tonight, we let one get away but, hey, back after them tomorrow.” –Jacob deGrom [New York Post]

Is it too early to panic…

“It’s too early [to panic over two lost games]. We [needed to] go out there and play good baseball, and we did.” –Juan Lagares [Newsday]

…but I want to panic…

“So we didn’t win a series, OK. We’ve won five series before that and we just have to keep thinking about the positives that come out of everything. There is no need to panic: 12-4 is a real good record.” –Todd Frazier [Newsday]

…okay, fine, I’ll wait to panic.

[Fans] shouldn’t panic, it’s two games. I understand it was against the Nationals. But you sit back and look at these first 16 games and say, ‘Will you take 12-4?’ I would say any day of the week.” –Todd Frazier [New York Post]

This is what I have to tell my wife every morning while delayed on the F because of ‘signal problems.’

”That’s just the reality of the situation. I think it’s because fans here in New York City are very passionate about their sports. That’s what makes this the best sports city in the world. If we have to deal with that to be in the best place in the world, we will. It makes it fun, actually.” –Mickey Callaway [Mets]

The One Where Flo Hits a Game Winning Home Run (Rerun)

“I was definitely ready for a heater. All I wanted, seriously, was to hit the ball hard. I was struggling the first three at-bats, and I just wanted to hit the ball hard. I’m just trying to stay calm and not rush things. I wasn’t trying to hit a homer. It just happens when you make good contact.” –Wilmer Flores [New York Post]

Love the Mets? Love the Mets.

”Flo’s known for walk-offs. He’s the king of the walk-offs.” Michael Conforto to Brandon Nimmo [Mets]

Jacob deGrom’s teammates on his eating habits.

“I’d be 260 pounds if I ate what [Jacob deGrom] eats.” –Jay Bruce [New York Times]

“[deGrom] can go to McDonald’s get two Big Macs and fries, and stay the same or probably even lose weight.” –Travis d’Arnaud [New York Times]

“If I tried to [throw a football a day after start], my arm would go flying with the football. [deGrom] recovers well and his body treats him right, even though he probably doesn’t treat it right.” –Zack Wheeler [New York Times]

“Jake’s got a routine that is probably different than 99.9 percent of the guys in here. He gets his work in and prepares, but there are just a few things about him that are offbeat.” –David Wright [New York Times]

Respect.

“I’ll eat whatever. I eat like a child. If it became a thing, I’d have to cut it back. I talk to people and they’re like, ‘Oh, if I eat that, I’ll feel like crap.’ I’ve never eaten McDonald’s and the next day felt terrible. I’m not against eating good foods. I just like to enjoy some McDonald’s every once in a while.” –Jacob deGrom [New York Times]

Humble Harvey

”I just have to be better than that. We had a good streak going and I needed to go out and be better, and that loss is on me completely -- too many hits, too many runs.” –Matt Harvey [Mets]

Or that they didn’t pitch well.

”He wasn’t happy, and I’m glad he wasn’t happy. I don’t ever want those guys to be happy when I take them out of the game, because that means they have fire and they want to keep on pitching.” –Mickey Callaway [New York Daily News]

It’s absolutely impossible to not root for a guy like Nimmo.

“If you talk to a lot of the guys around here, it’s the most talented team they’ve played on. So yeah, that makes at-bats hard to come by but that also makes a World Series a very plausible thing...And that’s what we all want to do. I mean how many opportunities do you get to do that? So I want to be a part of a World Series team and if that means that I have to come off the bench and put up a good at bat for a pinch hit or whatever it may be, that’s what I’m gonna do...Because I want to see this team winning a World Series at the end of the year.” –Brandon Nimmo [Amazin Avenue]

Mets Tweet of the Week

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“bench everyone this team should just not baseball anymore fuck it...fuck mickey callaway.” –JR and the Off-Balance Shot after the Mets lost after having a 6-1 lead

AA Quote of the Week

“yeah well...…ok i got nothing now” –JR and the Off-Balance Shots after the Mets scored 9 runs in the bottom of the 8th for a comeback win

Federal Baseball Headline of the Week