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This Week in Mets Quotes: The Mets are pissed, Bartolo Colon ties Juan Marichal for career wins

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 New York Mets – I think guys are pissed.

“I think guys are pissed.” –Mickey Callaway [New York Post]

I know he means well, but this might be the most uninspiring hype speech I’ve ever heard.

“Without a doubt [we’re ready to draw a line in the sand against the Yankees. We’re not panicking, but this is a place we have to get out of and we have to find a way to get out of it. If I have to, I might even bunt. If you are not fired up for the Yankees … I can’t wait, man. I want [Aaron] Judge to hit one down to third, I’m going to scoop it, I might look at him, and let’s go. I’m here to play, and I know he will take it with a grain of salt and we’ll go from there. I might put my hands together trying to get the crowd going, something. That’s just the way I’ve always been doing it. It will work out.” –Todd Frazier [New York Post]

This is all well and good but there’s a reason deGrom leads the league in ERA and has only 4 wins.

“The way we’ve been pitching I feel we can match up with anybody. We have the arms. We have the ability to elevate. I feel we match up well against their lineup. Now they have a great lineup. We have great pitching and our pitchers have been showing that lately.” –Mickey Callaway [New York Post]

Regression to the mean isn’t going to help if the mean is not good.

“The law of averages says these guys are good players — they are going to start swinging the bats. We put ourselves in a position the last inning, one swing could win the game for us. The guys have to keep on pitching, and the hitting is going to come.” –Mickey Callaway [New York Post]

Four more months of 2018 Mets baseball is a positive?

“We have four months to go, and that is the bright spot here. I am not saying we can sit back and just wait for it to happen, but we have a talented team and we are starting to get healthy — and that’s not an excuse either — but I like our chances.” –Jay Bruce [New York Post]

Just spit-balling here but scoring some runs might be a good first step.

“We won nine games in a row this year and that team is not gone. We have to figure out a way to get that back.” –Jay Bruce [New York Post]

To be fair, this was a phone interview so we’re not exactly sure if Kelenic made air quotes.

”Today was special. ... To hear your name called by such a great organization like New York, it was a blessing. I was definitely very emotional. It was a time I got to sit and think about all the hard work that paid off.” -Jarred Kelenic [Twitter]

This Week in Bartolo Quotes

”It’s a little different tonight because I tied the mark of a Hall of Famer [Juan Marichal]. I feel very proud and honored to do that. It means a lot. He’s Dominican and the first guy from the Dominican to become a Hall of Famer.” –Bartolo Colon [New York Daily News]

”Really incredible moment for Bartolo, for this team. More importantly, I think for Bart, just continue to write his name in the history books and some legacy. ... To sit and watch a guy like this go out and compete every time he takes the ball, it’s incredible to watch.” -Manager Jeff Banister [New York Daily News]

”Milestones are very important. That’s why I keep playing. It’s not the money. It’s something I try to fulfill. That’s why I keep playing, to meet these goals.” –Bartolo Colon [New York Daily News]

‘This is not a knock on relievers at all... [proceeds to knock relievers over 173 words].’

“I would think first and foremost if you just look at the reason they’re in the pen. And this is not a knock on relievers at all but when you’re coming up through the minor leagues these guys were starters or whatever. They were moved to the pen for a reason, whether it was they didn’t throw consistent strikes enough, [they had] one and a half pitches, or that second pitch but he can’t throw it for strikes, but he gets some swings and misses. So, I think some of those reasons they’re not starters once they get to the major leagues, for whatever reason, could [be] too inconsistent year from year to year. Now, you have your dominant closers that were going to be closers that are consistent every year but I think that if you really think about it that’s probably the main reason that relievers are so volatile. Another reason is a guy gets put in the pen and maybe his mechanics are such that it might not keep him very healthy in the long run being a starter. So they battle poor mechanics or inefficient mechanics and that has its part to play year after year.” –Mickey Callaway [Newsday]

Mets Tweet of the Week

AA Quote of the Week

“FIRST RESPONDER FAIL. no offense to the city’s real superstars, but do you think the guys who saved CITI FIELD from incineration this week are having 2nd thoughts about now???” -stillthemick6

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“Only the Mets would draft a bona-fide scrub in the 1st round Once they said his comp was Mark Kotsay…. :joy: Whatever their first thought is for a decision, they should always do the opposite.” –knicksfan84