"I had to balance putting pressure on David from a competitive standpoint, because I want to keep competing," Attanasio said recently. "I wanted to be more measured and so I let David and his group make the decisions. ... Now, in hindsight, it feels pretty good that all of our top prospects are still with us."
"You know, it's been a great ride for a lot of reasons. It was not expected this season," team owner Mark Attanasio said before the game. "Or, if somebody did expect it, I'd like to know who it was. Maybe Craig Counsell might have expected it."