David Wright: "It's a long time coming. We deserve this. The fans deserve it. The city of New York deserves it. I'm glad we could deliver for them. ... I can't be more excited or more proud to wear the orange and blue. I bleed orange and blue. To be able to celebrate with these fans, this city, this team, is a privilege. ... When I was laying on my back rehabbing for a few months this summer, this is what you dream of. This is what motivates you. This is what pushes you. This is what drives you, not just for what we do on the baseball field, for how close this team has become and how we play for one another. ... I think I took 2006 for granted. For the last few months, I've tried to enjoy this as much as possible and just soak it in because this is a surreal feeling. And, to be able to try to bottle this up and bottle this emotion, and try to save it as long as I can, that's what it's all about. ... It's been a long time coming, and it's been too long."
Terry Collins: "This is what it's all about. This is why you play the game. You're tired. You're worn out. This is worth all the effort, all the hours. There's no way to describe it until you've done it. ... It’s worth all the time, all the press conferences and everything you do, this is the culmination of it all. It’s a great feeling and it’s really fun. ... It's tremendous for me, for our fan base. They've been waiting a long time for this and I'm so happy for them. We asked them to be patient and they were. This team is going to be good for a long time."
Wilmer Flores: "This is why I wanted to stay. I knew we were going to make the playoffs. You say it and you say it again, but once you're here, you can't believe you did it."
Jeurys Familia: "It's amazing. I have never felt like that. ... Right now I don't have the words."
Matt Harvey: "We're on our way to October. I'm going to be out there and I'm going to be fighting every time I get the ball."
Yoenis Cespedes: "We are real happy here, I’m very happy. This is just the first step in a year’s full of hard work."
Sandy Alderson: "It's gratifying to see it come together ... You never quite know when it's going to happen, but you have to have faith in your approach and what you're trying to do and confidence that it will eventually work out. And all you can do is sort of enhance the probabilities. ... When did we know we wanted to be all-in? I think we wanted to be all-in, but was it prudent to be all-in? Probably not until a week or so before the deadline. We felt that there were a lot of different things we needed to address and we picked them off one at a time and ended up with Yoenis Cespedes -- fortuitously, honestly - but I think before the Cespedes trade, there was no question we were all-in. ... Terry did a super job holding the team together for as long as he did, and then taking advantage of some additional personnel late in the season, managing the pitching staff. You think about what Dan [Warthen] and Terry did with the pitching staff, having to skip starts and limit innings and do a host of things to try to get us to the end, it really was an incredible job in that area — not to mention keeping everybody on an even keel day after day."
Bryce Harper: "They did a great job this year. Coming from the East, I hope they win it all. You want that out of your division."
Jayson Werth: "I'm more surprised than anything else, I think. I never thought we'd end up here. Obviously, we've underachieved. We haven't played well. We've done a lot of things that got us here, but I would've never guessed that. I would've never thought we'd be sitting here having this conversation with seven or eight games left."