"The first step is to get there, and we've done that two of the last three years," Desmond said. "We've got a lot of talent, a lot of good ballplayers in here, a lot of good ballplayers that are under contract and coming back for awhile. The window isn't closed, but it is closing."
"Yeah, we have been chasing," shortstop Ian Desmond said. "But in a sense, that's credit to them. They haven't been making mistakes over the middle of the plate, either. And that's crucial. That's how big innings are created: when pitchers are missing over the middle. And they haven't been doing that."