Elias said in the offseason when he modified "Liftoff" to "Slight upward arc" that acquired pitchers are best in their first year. I just can't get behind him thinking this team is a legit WS contender, and behaving accordingly. He's still thinking about 2025-2026 etc. as their goal of reaching the pinnacle of this operation we have going here. Which is pretty maddening. I'll continue to believe this until I see actual evidence that the mindset has changed.
Well, he said liftoff, he just didn't say how high.