Your 2019 New York Mets: Holy Shit, The Mets Actually Paid Jacob deGrom.
“Holy Shit, The Mets Actually Paid Jacob deGrom.” -David Roth [Deadspin]
As long as we win, I don’t care that our GM is the 80’s Business Shark from Futurama.
“As we look forward to where we’re going, this is another key indication of our mission statement to win now and win in the future. You build business plans off guys like Jacob deGrom.” -Brodie Van Wagenen [MLB]
Early season reminder, Jeff Wilpon is a dumb man who if he allows a quote to be on the record usually confirms that he is a dummy.
“I know a lot of people were worried about Brodie -- which side he would be on and how that would all work out. Jacob and I did smile a couple times with what was going on in the room. But we got it done.” -Jeff Wilpon [ESPN]
Narrator: He did.
“I might cry if they give me the thumbs-up, because it’s a lifelong dream. This is my livelihood, my life’s work and to get the thumbs-up, you’re a big leaguer, that’s surreal.” -Pete Alonso [New York Post]
The Mets won their Season Opener and here are some quotes regarding a pivotal double play where Robinson Cano alertly threw home after making a force out at second to catch Victor Robles in a rundown.
“He’s probably the only guy in baseball who makes that play, and it was a no-look pass to home. Incredible heads-up. The guy at third probably did the wrong thing, and Cano made him pay.” -Mickey Callaway [New York Post]
“I like to pay attention to the little details.” -Robinson Cano [New York Post]
“And then [Robles] started running. Big mistake.” -Wilson Ramos [New York Post]
“I got a little confused.” -Victor Robles [New York Post]
“That is what a high baseball IQ is all about.” -Jeff McNeil [New York Post]
“He inspired us. You see something like that in front of your eyes, how could it not?” -Jeurys Familia [New York Post]
“He’s a master.” -Jeff McNeil [New York Post]
“The best.” -Wilson Ramos [New York Post]
Winning is all about doing things you wouldn’t normally do like choosing to hit HRs off a three time Cy Young winner.
“It shows the rest of the team not only how to play the game, but what winning is all about. It’s doing things that you wouldn’t normally do, whether it’s taking Scherzer back up the middle for a homer, fighting off a good pitch for an RBI or making a heads-up baseball play. That’s what it takes to win.” -Mickey Callaway [MLB]
Love the Mets?
“This is the organization that gave me a chance to make all my dreams come true. This is the place I’ve always wanted to be. I love it here. I love this team. And I want to do everything I can to get us back to where we were a few years ago. This was a great first day back.” -Jeurys Familia [New York Post]
“It’s a perfect day.” -Robinson Cano [New York Post]
Parent Quote of the Week
“I think he’s capable of winning a few more Cy Youngs. If you look at his history, he has a lot less wear on him than most guys his age, so I think he’s capable of winning a few more. Just stay healthy.’’ -Tony deGrom [New York Post]
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