Your 2018 New York Mets: We’re having a lot of fun.
“We’re having a lot of fun. It’s good to be on that side of things. Anytime you start hot like we are you want to keep that rolling and we’re having a lot of fun and we’re just going to keep that going.” –Matt Harvey [New York Post]
Sure, he can manage but can Mickey handle the tough New York Press.
”How would I describe that possibility? Possible.” –Mickey Callaway when asked how he would describe the possibility of Michael Conforto’s return [MLB]
Rollin’ with my homies.
“A lot of kudos and thanks to my homies in the bullpen. They really held down the fort . . . It just adds more confidence to us at a team.” –Noah Syndergaard [Newsday]
Cespedes timing is off [Hits two home runs].
“I’ve been lucky to hit two home runs over five games but honestly, we’ve had a few days off and my timing is still a little bit lost.” –Yoenis Cespedes [New York Post]
deGrom having a hard time gripping the ball [Pitches 5 2/3 with 4 Hits, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K]
”I was having a hard time getting a grip on the ball. But other than that, I was able to keep them off the board, gave them one run, and then these guys did a good job of putting up some runs for me.” –Jacob deGrom [MLB]
And the fans are right behind you… /reads note/…oh right they’re booing you before you throw a pitch.
“I just want to change people’s minds. That’s why I’m working very hard to do my best.” –Hansel Robles [Newsday]
I’m really proud of him too.
“It’s tough when you’re trying to make a team to totally commit [to changes]. When we sent [Hansel Robles] down, he totally committed. The reports that we got from the minor league guys that saw him pitch said he was lights out, he was working on everything we asked him to do and that gave him the confidence to put him in today . . . I’m really proud of him.” –Mickey Callaway [Newsday]
Which would make it a very fun offseason for Harvey.
“[Matt Harvey’s] got that look in his eye back like when he was dominant. Right when he showed up [in spring training], I noticed it in the first bullpen I caught of his, and I knew it was going to be a fun spring and a fun year.” –Travis d’Arnaud [New York Post]
“Obviously, going five innings and not giving up a ton of runs is a plus. It’s something I haven’t been used to here so it was nice to get that done. Not having my best stuff, not having that much feel and still battling through and being able to go deeper in the game and keep the damage from happening, it was definitely a plus.” –Matt Harvey [New York Post]
John Franco’s still bringing the heat.
“Remember when you [Jose Reyes] first came up and called me Grandpa? Now, you’re the grandpa. Where’s your cane?” –John Franco [New York Times]
“There’s always room for the blend of ages. It’s important to have experience, but bottom line, it’s important to have good players. And if good players happen to be 30 to 35 years old and show they can stay on the field, I don’t think the age matters.” –Jay Bruce [New York Times]
“You’re going to see a lot of people that are able to play longer because they take care of their bodies better since there’s more information out there. The ‘youngness’ is going to be relative.” –Jay Bruce [New York Times]
Gramercy Tavern is a solid choice but I need to know which Thai places Bruce goes to.
“My favorite restaurant in the city is most definitely Gramercy Tavern. A lawyer I know from my hometown recommended it to me. It’s a great take on American food. It doesn’t get too crazy with what they’re using. The chef there, Michael Anthony, is a great guy. We also eat at this place Obao [on East 53rd Street] a lot. There’s probably 500 Thai places in New York that are unbelievable.” –Jay Bruce [New York Post]
Guess no one told Todd about the Facebook broadcast.
“I’m excited every game. I’m one of those guys that’s happy, emotional. Today was great. I was happy to get another win, and everybody at home gets to watch me because we’re on SNY.” –Todd Frazier [Newsday]
Mets Tweet of the Week
My retweet of the Facebook broadcast are Keith Olberman’s views, not mine. I haven’t watched the game.— keith Hernandez (@kher8286) April 4, 2018
SiteBot FacePalm of the Week
“UGH! UGH! I have hated Robles from the get go. He may actually be my least favorite Mets!” -2014orbust
/Robles 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks
“I’m still not a fan of Robles! I’ll wait and see!” -2014orbust
/Robles 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 Ks
AA Quote of the Week
“I was ready to blast the Mets for calling up Robles and actually using him in a real game because I thought it was just more pre-2018 Mets bullshit. But reading the reports, it seems like for once there was logic behind the process. I probably wouldn’t have debuted Robles in such a critical moment, but I am quite glad to hear that they brought him back (and used him) based on merit and not an obsession with the past.” -Reflect