"It's important to remember the club should be, needs to be and is in solid financial shape," Nutting told reporters on Sunday. "That's what's allowed us to make the kinds of investments that we've made _ the development system, the Dominican, the draft signings. It's important the team not be in the kind of financial shape it was in, in 2003 and 2004, when we were struggling and making bad decisions purely driven by financial constraints and pressure."
"It's critically important that they understand that 2011 is not going to be a year where small bits of incremental progress are adequate," Nutting said, referring to the message he delivered his players. "Until we win a National League championship, we're not going to be satisfied with incremental progress."