Mets placing faith in Garcia, Spencer

The notion that someone coming from a winning program has some kind of mojo about them is remarkably silly.

Updated: March 5, 2004, 7:42 AM ET
By Jim Baker | MLB Insider
There's an article in the New York Times today that says the Mets hope that the winning ways of a couple of former Yankees -- Shane Spencer and Karim Garcia -- "rubs off" on their new team.

I will bet you that somewhere in this great land of ours, a doctor is still using leaches to bleed bad "humors" out of patients.

These two motives are not unrelated.

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