Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
That's obviously your prerogative, just seems like a narrow-minded way of looking at things. I guess the Japanese and Germans can say they had the right plan in WWII even though things didn't quite work out how they expected. But they thought their plan was so great!
Final result is all that matters. Let's be real here. Let's say at the time you thought the Reds were getting the short end of the Latos deal when it was made. Does that make it a bad trade for the Reds just because you (or anyone else) thought it was a bad trade at the time? Of course not. All that matters is the end result. I'm surprised I need to explain this to you.
I am not even going to respond to your insane comparison to WWII....
Final result isn't what matters to me. The process going in is what matters. If we traded Aristides Aquino tomorrow for Mike Trout it is a great trade, even if Trout lost his leg in a car wreck a week later and Aquino becomes an All-Star. It didn't work out, but it is a great trade.