"We know, as do others, it's not a secret — if you stay with the program you're going to be rewarded," MacPhail said. "It's the teams that lose patience that stumble over a long period of time. Those that do will be rewarded, just like Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cleveland, as well as Tampa back in the 2000s. You'll reap the rewards. You just can't shift gears every two or three years."