Ah, gotcha. I was only reading my own quote! (Which I tried to shorten up so as not to be overcopying.)
That doesn't really bother me as much though. It stands to reason that a couple of teams in each tier of the draft is going to beat you. It stands to reason that LA, Houston and St. Louis will out-draft us every time. Still not good, but to be expected! And a mid-late team with one lucky pick (whether it's a Trout or Ryan Howard) can pass a lot of teams.
At 1-1 though, obviously, you want to at least be one of the three or four best drafts in the Top 10.
Thing is you can spin this reality either way, I think. With such poor drafting and trading in 2015-2016, was it reasonable to actually expect winning teams just two-three years later? Alternately, with such poor drafting and trading in 2017, they should have given up on the internal rebuild even sooner, since no cavalry was coming.
And why the heck did they win so many games in 2016? The Braves and Padres - two teams that are killing us prospects-wise - both drafted ahead of us in 2017, as did the Reds.