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Quotes features memorable things said by and about the Mets.

Sandy Alderson on Wilmer Flores’ conditioning

January 30, 2014
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Sandy Alderson on Wilmer Flores’ conditioning

Fourth year on the job for Alderson.

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David Wright and Ken Davidoff on the HR Derby

July 16, 2013
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David Wright

Hey, I hear the HR derby was in NY - did anyone watch it?

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Terry Collins on Zack Wheeler

April 21, 2013
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Zack Wheeler

“When you’re pitching in Las Vegas, due to the ballpark, sometimes you overthrow just because you don’t want to get hit,” manager Terry Collins said before the Mets’ 7-6 loss to the Nationals Saturday at Citi Field. “Sometimes guys in those parks pitch away from contact because contact means danger in those little parks. The ball flies. Zack’s history is he doesn’t walk a lot of guys, so when I saw the six bases on…

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Phil Mushnick on Kevin Burkhardt

April 8, 2013
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Phil Mushnick on Kevin Burkhardt

“Again, SNY seems too eager to use roving Mets game reporter Kevin Burkhardt to the detriment of all. Burkhardt is too good to be allowed to be known as an intruder, especially during telecasts of close games that need no enhancements or audience-holders.” Amen, Mushnick, amen. The only thing to add is that this is never welcome unless the game is an absolute blowout. Source: Phil Mushnick, New York Post ***** If you prefer longer…

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Matt Harvey on making his first Opening Day roster

March 30, 2013
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Matt Harvey

“Last year I wanted to make the team out of spring training,’’ (Matt Harvey) said. “I think the hardest part was driving by the major league parking lot over to the minor league section one day and seeing all the cars getting shipped to New York. That was rough. “This year, one of my buddies was in town, and he was driving me to the park and I could see my car up on top…

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Why R.A. Dickey’s success might not mean a lot of future knuckleballers

June 24, 2012
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dickey

“I definitely believe that Dickey’s success will lead to more interest in the knuckleball by other professional and even amateur pitchers. However, the interest in the pitch may be short-lived if no one out there can teach it. R.A. worked hard to connect with those who could help him develop his knuckleball. Others may not have the same perseverance.: Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson on R.A. Dickey and the future of the knuckleball in MLB.…

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Into the minds of Mets pitchers including Jeremy Hefner and R.A. Dickey

May 25, 2012
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Jeremy Hefner

We are always quick to judge a pitcher on his work performance. If he does not perform up to our standards, then we have no problem calling for management to give him his walking papers. Yet how often do we really think about what is going on in the mind of a pitcher? When was the last time you cared about what the mindset of a pitcher was? I’m not talking about just one of…

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Terry Collins talks about Wright, Francisco and more

May 18, 2012
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Terry Collins

“The execution was perfect. I had the right guy at the plate. I don’t there is a better execution of fundamentals of the game than Ronny Cedeno. He’s as good as it gets.” Terry Collins on Cedeno’s fundamentals as reported by Matt Ehalt, ESPNNewYork.com It is great to hear a manager use the words “execution was perfect” and talk about a player having great execution of fundamentals. Especially if that manager is a part of…

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Ike Davis and the offense

May 12, 2012
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Ike Davis

It was a week of euphoria for Mets fans. From Jordany Valdespin’s home run against Jonathan Papelbon to Ike Davis showing the Davis we love, this was a great week to be a believer in this team. Every Mets fan was waiting to see what Ike Davis would do this year. Then the news of Valley Fever hit and Mets fans wondered if he would play the whole year through. So we patiently waited for…

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Matt Harvey and Mets pitching

May 4, 2012
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Matt Harvey

Mike Pelfrey is done for the season due to Tommy John surgery. There was a lack of quality pitching during the Houston Astros series. For these reasons, there has been plenty of talk among fans and bloggers about whether Matt Harvey and other prospects should come up. As a guest on the Phil Naessen’s show Wednesday night, I disagreed wholeheartedly with the idea. The following three quotes from an MLB scout, Mets manager Terry Collins…

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Mets Quotes of the Week: David Wright edition

April 20, 2012
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David Wright

“That kind of business I leave to Seth and Sam (Levinson, his agents). They can handle it. But I’m going to steer clear. I’m trying to play baseball. Worrying about my contract is too much. It’s hard to prepare for Barry Zito as it is. It’s damn near impossible if I’m thinking about business.”’ -David Wright as reported by Jon Heyman, CBSSports.com “I looked at David [Wright] when he came last winter and the first…

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Mets Quotes of the Week: Opening week edition

April 13, 2012
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RA Dickey

“It was great. We got to know each other a little bit better, played a little golf. He can hit a golf ball a long way. I know that.” -          Phil Niekro on R.A. Dickey as reported by Adam Rubin on ESPNNewYork.com “You can’t look back and say, ‘Only if we had David,’ or ‘Only if we had this.’ No, no. We’ve got to get the job done.” -          Josh Thole as reported by Anthony…

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