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Cubs’ Spring Numbers Mean What?

By bullpenbrian at 03.23.2010 Leave a comment.

Ryan Theriot’s hitting above .500 and leads all of baseball in batting average.

Soriano strung together a six-game hitting streak to push his avg. above .400.

Soto is also part of the .400 club, and Marlon Byrd is dang-close to it over the last two weeks. But what does it all mean? Zero. Zilch. Nada!

Good signs? Yes, of course. Indicative of what’s to come April 5th? Hardly.

That’s the nature of Spring Training–lots of stats that don’t mean very much.

We get giddy over spring numbers because it’s what we do as baseball fans.

But the numbers, of course, mean very little. Yet, we pour over them as if there’s an actual truth to be revealed. Why bother?

The opening bell is just two weeks away. Then it’s all the numbers you can handle for the next six months–and numbers that actually count, mind you.

Do yourself a favor… forget all the spring training stats! The practice is important, but numbers don’t mean squat! And that’s all there is to it.

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