This is easy. Commitment to win. In all areas. Not commitment to break even, not pay for amateur talent, not pay for a good farm system, not pay for the best players.
What sucks is that we were there in 2006, and even though we didn't make the playoffs, ownership should have kept the post 2005 commitment to get back to the Series like Arte Moreno did in Anaheim.
2007 was an epic fail for a lack of "50 cents" and the franchise went backward rather than forward.
2006 proved that the fans will fill the park for a winner, and Jerry quit on those fans.