1.) Spring stats mean what?
2.) Which current Cub can match Jose Bautista’s 54-HR season?
3.) Results of my Charlie Sheen Cubs Poll.
1.) During my youth I poured over spring training stats. I was giddy with excitement when my favorite players hit well over .400, and felt down when they struggled. But what I soon came to realize, beginning Opening Day, is that spring stats mean very little, if anything. Once the opening bell rings, spring is over and so are the Cactus League statistics.
Consider the following: Marlon Byrd is currently hitting .650. Soriano is at .364 and Bobby Scales tops out at .375. We know that’s not-gonna-happen come April 1.
So what do spring stats mean? Nada. Basically, I’m looking for guys to stay healthy. That’s about it. The real fun begins in less than a month. So do yourself a favor and forget the spring stats sheets–and that includes withholding judgment on Carlos Silva.