My point isn't about their window in the 2000s. That has nothing to do with it. My point is that because they let their farm system get so weak their success is unsustainable now in the 2010s because of their own self-mutilation. If the Nationals hadn't strengthened the farm system first and instead just invested in veteran major league talent they would be in the same boat as the current Philadelphia Phillies.
Given the age of the Phillies' core group of players, and the amazing success the Phillies have had (sigh), the Nationals should be trying to avoid the Phillies' fate in 2018. In 2008, they were more like this year's Astros.
Oh, I'm sorry... I didn't realize it was just you two boys in here. I'll turn off the light on my way out