Lofunzo wrote:DK wrote:The flawed logic is loosely tied to post hoc ergo proctor hoc, which is basically "since A happened, B must have happened because of it."
Since (the Mets have made bad signings in the past), then (this one is bound to be a bad one as well).
That's the flaw. New GM, new regime, new pitcher, new year.
I understand that and I would try to be positive as well but you also can't ignore the past. They have had a long time of failed signings so it has been expected, much like Yankee fans expect them to get the big names. Call it being spoiled but I prefer to call it what Yankee fans are accustomed to. If you are used to the wife making lunch for you every day, you might be a little surprised the day that she doesn't. If Pedro succeeds, most of the past will be forgotten.
I would debate this further but I'm way too tired for it.
Essentially- Past has nothing to do with now regarding different regimes. It matters with players, because players don't change like GM positions do.
I'm done for the night.