Mets Police Morning Laziness: No, Virginia, Billy Wagner is not a Hall Of Famer

SLACKISH REACTION:  Further evidence that baseball died in the 2019 is that there is nothing to tell you.  I don’t know if the teams have circled the wagons or if the rest of the beat can’t even coast on Rubin’s fumes any more, but there’s just nothing.

Even last year I could scrape by seeing what players were posting on Instagram.  They all seem to be in their bunkers.

NOT LINKING:  My friend Matt Cerrone want Billy Wagner in the HOF.  Your reaction to that right now is why Wagner is not a HOFer.

I’m not looking up numbers, I’m not reading the article.  Not once ever did I look at Billy Wagner and think “there’s one of the greats.”

As for the HOF, I saw a list of eligible players the other day and I no longer care who gets put in the museum in the middle of nowhere.  If we can’t have the guy with both home run records, or the guy with the most hits, or the guy who won 350 games in recent memory (when nobody is ever going to win 250 ever again, CC Sabathia being MLB’s final 250 game winner before the sport died in 2019) – I can’t have a conversation with you about Billy Wagner.

I continue to want to start over with The Smithsonian Museum Of Baseball somewhere along the cool part of Washington DC where all the other cool museums are.  Let Cooperstown be the relic of the drying sport it honors.

God some bad news guys.  One of the writers for the AAIMBR announced on twitter that he won’t be able to keep up with his coverage of the Winter Leagues.  I don’t know what we’re all going to do without that information.  Like, I really enjoy knowing ow Phil Evans is doing for Criollos de Caguas and don’t know how I will get through the winter without this information.

Hopefully one of the 72 remaining writers can spend less time writing about how the Mets have to improve their infield defense and can shift over and keep an eye on Leones del Escogido for us.


You could be the Mets Mental Performance Coach! Apply Now!

Hey, want a job with the Mets?

You know who sounds pretty qualified for this is Carlos Beltran!   Well, except for “Demonstrated history of strong leadership and management skills.” – which apparently was not a qualifier for Field Manager.

If you’re repped by CAA have your Agent make a call.

The Major League Mental Performance Coach is responsible for the implementation of mental conditioning practices and initiatives with the major league baseball team as well as overseeing the growth and development of the Mental Performance Staff across the entire organization. This position reports to the Director of Performance and Sport Science and works as a member of the Performance Staff.



  •  Bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related field.
  • Post-graduate degree in Sport Psychology is preferred.
  • 3-5 years of full-time experience in a similar role working with elite athletes.
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of
  • Applied Sport Psychology is preferred.
  • Demonstrated history of strong leadership and management skills.
  • Experience conducting mental performance workshops with large groups, teams, and individual players.
  • Previous baseball experience is preferred.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills.
  • Up to date knowledge of latest trends and leading practices in sport psychology and high performance sport.
  • A positive personality with a passion for assisting others in achieving their goals.
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred.
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally.
  • Must be able to work unconventional hours.



  •  Development and oversight of a mental performance system designed to maximize player talent and readiness across the entire organization.
  • Provide leadership and management to the Mental Performance Staff across affiliates teams.
  • Be the primary Mental Performance Coach for the Major League Baseball team.
  • Develop and implement personalized mental performance plans for the major league baseball players.
  • Develop educational workshops for the team and individual position groups.
  • Work with the Front Office, Field Staff, and Performance Staff on player development initiatives.
  • Assist the Player Development and Performance Departments in the evaluation of player talent and performance capabilities.

Mets Police Morning Laziness: so what does Inexperienced Carlos Beltran know about Astros-gate?

SLACKISH REACTION:  Watched the first two episodes of The Crown.  Very very good.  Played some Star Wars video game.  Liking is less again – too many “where do I go now?” puzzles.   Not the game I was looking for.

Oh, you wanted Mets news?  There’s no Mets news.  I could NOT LINKING you with today’s pitching coach rumor but really who cares.

I guess the interesting thing is how Astros-Gate plays out, and whether or not any of the mud gets on Inexperienced Carlos Beltran, the man our GM thought was the right choice to lead the Mets to a World Series championship.

How would MLB even react to this?  Fines?  Suspensions?  I doubt this gets all the way to Beltran, but if someone does ask him some questions about it – well, that would be good for blogging.

I guess MLB left some kid in charge on Tom Seaver’s birthday

Jesus guys, really?

Did who ever has to work Offseason Weekends just go into the videos folder and grab the first thing they saw that said Tom Seaver? Is “knowledge of baseball” even a hiring component, or is this the person that thinks tweeting #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries #WorldSeries is going to get people to watch this dead sport?

Mets Police Morning Laziness: Pete Alonso is looking pretty trim!

SLACKISH REACTION:  There’s extra nothing today.  I am in a good mood, slept until 7:30am (which is “late” these days).  People had their act together at the Bagel Store.  I got some Donuts Chain Iced Coffee.  Soccer isn’t until 10.  Played the Star Wars Game and Tropico 6 and later today there are new episodes of The Crown.  Life is good.

Vulgar Pete Alonso, coming off an UNBELIEVEABLE year sure is looking trim!   Also looks like he has not aligned himself with my favorite t-shirt retailer in The T-SHIRT WARS.  Anyway, Pete is looking quite svelte.  Perhaps he doesn’t eat as many carbs during the off-season to fuel his extreme power hitting.

Thor was up to this.


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“Children see magic because they look for it.” Great day watching the next generation of Texan MLB stars.

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NOT LINKING:  Either the AAIMBR ripped off Formerly Mets Blog or Formerly Mets Blog ripped off the AAIMRB, but either way they BOTH did “5 relievers the Mets should sign.”   If you have the kind of time to read either of those…hey maybe hit the treadmill instead, or play a Star Wars video game or watch The Crown.  I seriously don’t know what you could possibly want out of some random opinion on which reliever the Mets should sign.  Seriously.  Maybe I’ll ask @Mediagoon if I can go Full Shatner and yell GET A LIFE at The Queens Baseball Convention Of Nassau County on January 28th.  Goon already canceled my Star Wars panel.  Jerk.

Yes the guy who blogs every day for 11 years about the Mets just told you to Get A Life.