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This Week in Mets Quotes: Alderson accepts responsibility for Mets record, Frazier apologies to deGrom for lack of run support

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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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Hello darkness, my old friend

“We’re not satisfied, and the work that we’ve done to date has not been successful. ... When you’re scoring runs at the anemic rate we have, that hasn’t worked. So from that standpoint, I take total responsibility for where we are. I’m not happy about it.” –Sandy Alderson [Twitter]

I’ve come to talk with you again

“We kind of fell back into the same old story. We can’t keep continuing to settle for that. Obviously we have to do better.” –Brandon Nimmo [New York Post]

Because a vision softly creeping

“I told [deGrom] I’m sorry after the game. I said, ‘Dude I’m sorry, I’m not sure what’s going on, I don’t know why we’re not producing for you.’” –Todd Frazier [New York Daily News]

Left its seeds while I was sleeping

“I know [deGrom] doesn’t care about the wins and losses by his name, but he’s been essentially perfect every time he goes out there and we’ve wasted them. That’s as frustrating as can be.” –Jay Bruce [New York Daily News]

And the vision that was planted in my brain

“We’re not winning ball games. Nobody’s happy with what is happening.” –Jacob deGrom [New York Daily News]

Still remains

“When I came over here in 2016 and I went through that stretch, I was fucking lost. I did not have a chance up there. But every day I fucking come in here and I feel good. I feel like I am taking quality at-bats and putting good swings on balls and there is a confidence there.” –Jay Bruce [New York Post]

Within the sound of silence

“It was a tough one.” –Zack Wheeler [New York Post]

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“Watching ESPN baseball should be considered a form of torture. Between their awful K zone which makes it impossible to track a pitch and their lousy announcers I only watch ESPN BB when it’s the Mets. ARod kept calling Nimmo Nemo. Mendoza, who was only hired because of her gender, tried to claim Reyes was locked in right after he fouled off a pitch right down the middle. Then he hit a weak fly to center. Vasgersian thinks he’s funny but he’s not. Add in the player/manager interviews – while the game is in progress!! – and you have the worst baseball watching experience of your life.” –MA MetFan2112

AA Quote of the Week

“If there’s one thing we know about baseball broadcasting. It’s that it’s a field where men find it hard to get jobs because there’s been such a huge bias in favor of hiring women.” -Sylvan M.