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This Week in Mets Quotes: deGrom wants to pitch into his 40s, Villar likes it like that

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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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Your 2021 New York Mets: I like when we play like that.

“I like it when we play like that.” -Jonathan Villar [MLB]

Love the Mets? Love the Mets.

“I think we’re extremely resilient. I think we have an incredible group of guys. I think we have an entire clubhouse of guys who don’t waver, who stay even-keeled through the ups and the lows, and I think that’s incredibly important. … I love it. I love what we have.” -Marcus Stroman [MLB]

Make it so.

“I want to pitch into my 40s.” -Jacob deGrom [ESPN]

“I believe I can still compete at this level at that age, To become an inner-circle Hall of Famer, I’m gonna have to play that long.” -Jacob deGrom [ESPN]

For David Peterson, this quote is aggressively arrogant.

“I felt good tonight. I really did. I felt like I did my job.” -David Peterson after his 6 IP, 1 ER, 10K start [MLB]

April 1st - Lindor on his fiance’s, Katia, thoughts on NYC...

“She’s very calm and very sweet and mellow. That’s why the big city kind of scares her a little bit, but she said she’s fine. She’s in New York right now and she’s liking it so far.” -Francisco Lindor [NJ]

...April 13th Update.

“She’s loving it so far. Thank God.” -Francisco Lindor [NJ]

Lindor’s thoughts on NYC.

“I love eating. I can’t wait to explore all the good restaurants.” -Francisco Lindor [NJ]

When you think you can’t love Lindor anymore.

“I had a great life prior to signing [a contract for $341 million]. I bought a lot of things and spent a lot of money on the dumbest things ever. First of all, I haven’t gotten paid, so there’s nothing crazy I can go buy. Second of all, once I get paid, I’m past that stage of my life where I just go crazy and spend the money. I’ve been there and done that. I’ve got a family, a wife, a little girl I’ve got to make sure I do things the right way for them.” -Francisco Lindor

Rojas with the biggest understatement for the lack of run of support deGrom receives.

“We just haven’t delivered that big hit.” -Luis Rojas [New York Post]

Does he though?

“[deGrom] knows that we’re not trying to go out there and sabotage him.” -Brandon Nimmo [New York Post]

deGrom with his well practiced forgiveness of his co-workers ineptness.

“I try to control what I can control, and that’s getting ready for my next start. I hadn’t seen that stat [that the Mets are 6 games under 500 in his starts]. These guys are great. They’re going out there giving 100 percent. Today we just got beat.” Jacob deGrom [New York Post]

My sweet, naive Nimmo, never change.

“There will be a time where we’ll put up 10 runs for Jake.” -Brandon Nimmo [New York Post]

/Meeting with my boss for my annual review/ “I’m not one for excuses...[roughly 100 words of excuses].”

“I’m not one for excuses, but we haven’t had a chance to be out on the field as much as we wanted. I think the guys came out of spring training ready to play. Because of the COVID situation in Washington, we were there for six days without playing a game. We come home and get rained out [twice]. So they’re just looking for the consistent playing [time]. I think once they get to where they’re in there consistently, they’ll get into their grooves and they’ll start being who they are.” -Chili Davis [New York Post]

Shocked the Wilpons forbid Lowrie from getting a doctor recommended knee surgery.

“When you’re questioned on social media or by people behind your back, I consider it to be nothing more significant than gossip. I’ve had some injuries, but this last situation with the Mets was really frustrating.” -Jed Lowrie [The Athletic]

As the AA editors can attest, happy to let Stro know that I do TWIMQ for the love not the (lack of) clicks.

Took less than a week for Michael Conforto’s ‘Lean-Off’ to be replace as the most controversial end to a game this season.

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Mets Tweet of the Week

SiteBot FacePalm of the Week

“I mean, sure, they literally cannot be this bad all season. But the idea that individual greatness trumps team futility is so anathema to the very point of sports that I simply don’t understand how it’s a defensible position for a blog to take. The point isn’t “at least deGrom pitched well,” it’s “deGrom pitched well and the Mets fucking wasted it. Again.” I’d rather he got shelled.” -Lionel Hutz, Esquire

AA Quote of the Week

“It’s possible to be pissed that the offense sucked it up again, and also be able to enjoy this game because we are literally watching Jake pitch his way into Cooperstown. deGrom was simply amazing today. That’s my takeaway from today. ‘I’d rather he got shelled’. Literally makes no sense to me.” -Boom Shakalaka