“[The Nationals] are in a slgihtly different position from ours. I’ve been in that position before. They’re filling a niche. They’re not reconstructing, they’re not having to add major pieces. They’re fine tuning. We need to be in a position where we are fine tuning. We will get there. But we are not in the fine tuning business right now.”

— Sandy Alderson, speaking to Mike Francesa of WFAN on Thursday