“Honestly, we’re getting younger, which is exciting. … Young players could come in and be an All-Star right off the bat and have amazing seasons like Trout. We’re going to miss R.A., you’re always going to miss a guy who wins the Cy Young, but I’m excited. I’m excited to play with these guys. I think we have a lot of energy and it’s going to be cool. … We’re definitely the underdog. No one is giving us a shot, but I like it. I like battling uphill.’’

— Ike Davis quoted by the New York Post