“If you were to say on October 31, 2010, when I took this job, ‘Are we where I thought we would be?.’ I would say, ‘No,’ because we’ve had a couple of good half seasons, but haven’t performed well over a whole season. We’ve won 70-some games. … I think we are well on our way to building that foundation, and I honestly believe this doesn’t have to be a long-term proposition.”

— Quote: @MetsGM on short-term struggles, long-term success