NY Mets: What I Am Looking For, Now That Its Over

Nick AdamoCorrespondent IAugust 18, 2009

NEW YORK - AUGUST 16:  Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets looks on against the San Francisco Giants on August 16, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yesterday the Mets were beaten up on the diamond 10-1 by the San Francisco Giants. As a Mets fan its my duty to root for my team, and I did. I also felt nothing as I watched them lose.

It seemed all the mental anguish that I would feel after every mistake, every blown game, every loss was gone. Though it felt as if something had died inside me I also felt a great deal of relief. I no longer had to carry the emotional burden of a lost season.

I know I am late writing this article but I just couldn't bring myself to write, watch or even think about the Mets for the past couple of weeks.

Their are other benefits to coming to terms with this harsh reality. I have set up a list of things that I am looking for that would make the rest of this season worth watching.

First I want to see some of our young guns brought up and given playing time. I am talking Ruben Tejada, Josh Thole and even Brad Holt. I would even go as far to say that this bunch might be upgrades to what we have now. Tejada can take SS over from Hernandez, Thole can get some time behind the plate and Holt can take over Livan's spot in the Rotation.

I would also like to see guys like Francoeur, Castillo, Murphy and Pagan continue to play well. I want to see Francoeur and Murphy get their averages up to .270 and I want to see more walks from Francoeur. These guys can make a case for next year and I enjoy watching them.

Lastly I want to see Reyes and Beltran shut down. They can no longer help this team in a meaningful way and I dont want them injuring themselves further.

If there is one thing Mets fans know how to do, its get their hopes up in the off season. Hopefully next year our hopes wont be crushed.