On the surface, 2013 was another disappointing season for the New York Mets. Terry Collins watched his squad play to a 74-88 record for the second straight year. The organization hasn’t put together a winning record since 2008.
As we get ready to flip the calendar to 2014, there is some renewed optimism throughout the organization. New York played .500 baseball over their last 100 games of the season.
It's a far cry from the playoffs, but it's the best stretch they've experienced in a few years. They’ve also acquired players such as Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon and Chris Young via free agency to bolster the roster.
The 2014 season has been the benchmark since Sandy Alderson arrived in Flushing.
Being patient was preached at numerous times as the front office worked toward this season. This would be the start of consistently competitive teams in Flushing. The farm system would be reinvigorated with some young talent, and they would have a strong grasp on the payroll and what they want to do with it.
After enduring five years of losing teams and rosters without a lot of productive players, fans are ready to see the “Amazins” take a step forward in 2014. Here are five things fans would love to see in Flushing for the upcoming season.