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This Week in Mets Quotes: Your 2020 New York Mets

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 2020 New York Mets

(Note: As per TWIMQ tradition, as this is the last post of the year, I will refrain from editorial headlines and let the team speak for themselves. Thank you to all the readers and for your continued support of the series. LGM.)

“Not to be part of the 16 — which is a larger group this year out of the 30 teams — it’s definitely tough. I thought there was a good shot of getting in there. Not getting in there, it can be a little frustrating.” -Luis Rojas [NJ]

“It’s the toughest loss of the year because it takes us out from what we were trying to achieve.” -Luis Rojas [NJ]

“I don’t know if my thoughts were, ‘Yay, we’re going to have an expanded playoffs. I think the goal was to win our division. ...Where eight teams go and we didn’t make it, that’s pretty frustrating. I think the level of disappointment is very high.” -Jacob deGrom [NJ]

“Just pretty frustrated with how the day went. Probably going to think about this one for a little bit.” -Jacob deGrom [NJ]

“We let some games get away, including today. I’ve got to do a better job today. These guys went out there and put up runs for me, and I couldn’t put up zeros for them. Today is very frustrating for me.” -Jacob deGrom [NJ]

“I don’t know, honestly. I guess (Cincinnati’s Trevor) Bauer? (Chicago’s) Yu Darvish? I don’t know. I would’ve liked to have been there in the talks, but I don’t think today helped me.” -Jacob deGrom [NJ]

“Just basically telling them that we’re a lot better than that. We’re a lot better than what the result was this year. We feel like we’re a team that should’ve been in those eight seeds for the playoffs. Right now, our mission when we separate is to go and keep getting better in certain areas. ...We’ve just got to show up next year and correct some of the things that kind of like stopped our momentum, didn’t let us get hot in this type of season.” -Dom Smith [NJ]

“I’m not happy at all. Obviously, every year our goal is to win as many games as we can, hopefully make the playoff picture and obviously make that push into the World Series. We had a great team going into camp. We held each other at the highest standard. The playoff picture is something we all agreed on and wanted to accomplish.” -Dom Smith [NJ]

“I don’t care about personal stats or accolades or accomplishments or any of that. I care about us winning ballgames or us getting to the postseason or us winning a World Series. Me personally, I’m not too happy. I probably won’t sleep too well over the offseason.” -Dom Smith [NJ]

“We just didn’t do it. That’s a reality we have to face. It’s a tough pill to swallow. Our only option is to learn and move onto next year.” -Pete Alonso [NJ]

“To the Mets fans, I’m sorry that we couldn’t have done better for you.” -Rick Porcello [Twitter]

“I wish we had 100 more [games]. I feel like this team is built to win. We have just a ridiculous amount of talent. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t put it together.” -Pete Alonso [MLB]

“The Wilpons, they’re taking a lot of hits. The Mets haven’t won as much as they would’ve liked to. Maybe I’m in the minority, I happen to like them … I understand that the [Bernie] Madoff situation affected them, and they certainly didn’t spend like the Yankees. It’s a tough competition there.” -Jon Heyman [New York Daily News]

“With respect to the change, all I’m going to say on that one is, we’re going to try to process this as quickly as possible. It’s up to the owners ultimately as to whether Cohen will be approved.” -Rob Manfred [New York Daily News]

“But I think given the time of year, we would like to move this along as quickly as possible so the Mets have certainty as they go into the offseason and it’s absolutely clear who’s making the decisions about how the roster is going to be put together, what the budget is, what the 2021 version of what the New York Mets is going to look like.” -Rob Manfred [New York Daily News]

“I am excited to have Sandy in a key leadership role with the Mets if my purchase of the team is approved. Lets’ Go Mets!” -Steven Cohen [New York Daily News]