I made a different presumption. I presumed that he meant they would build the analytics department on par with the best in MLB. That they would overhaul our inept scouting and drafting practices that have been part of why we have not been competitive. I presumed it meant they would adopt new development programs and practices that would get the most out of the good prospects resulting from better drafting practices. I presumed it meant they would utilize all the above to make better trades (see Cleveland).
Apparently, you presumed it meant they would be magically build a team like Houston. I presumed it meant they would build the programs and practices responsible for Houston’s success.
I assumed they meant exactly what they said. They'll be in year three in 2019. "Competitive every year" means every year, including 2019. They've had ample time to do all that other stuff. Go get the actual players that will result in a competitive team, one that can challenge for a division title and get to the postseason. They have money, trade assets, their own managerial staff, and have had time. "Waiting" is just another word for failure.
BTW, I did not assume "competitive" means they have to be built like Houston, you're the one doing that.