“I want to see a playoff team at Camden Yards, and we want to see a playoff team at Camden Yards,” Elias said on a conference call. “There’s only one way to get there, given where we’re at, where we’re starting from. We all know the strategy, the process. This is not easy. This is not something we want to happen again, but coming into the organization in late 2018, with the roster construction what it was, where the talent base was, where we were in the standings — this was the only path.