If the results of spring training exhibition games were meaningless, then Major League Baseball wouldn't have started keeping official records of them in 2006.
The Toronto Blue Jays finished with a 24-7 mark this preseason, and that was despite losing three of their final five contests.
Maybe you'll take their unprecedented success with a grain of salt, but there are individual performances that shouldn't be dismissed.
Brett Lawrie (.524 AVG, 9 RBI, 5 SB, 1.344 OPS) and Brandon Morrow (2-0, 0.52 ERA, 0.75 WHIP) were so excellent throughout that I'm already envisioning them as 2012 American League All-Stars.
The Jays are motivated to ride their momentum through the summer and into October. They are banking on the fact that a not-so-faint correlation links the separate seasons.