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For Nationals, Spring Record Means Little, Attitude Says a Lot

VIERA, FL - MARCH 09:  Manager Jim Riggleman #5, L, and coach Tim Foley of the Washington Nationals watch their team take on the Detroit Tigers at Space Coast Stadium on March 9, 2010 in Viera, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Dave NicholsSenior Analyst IMay 4, 2016

So, 0-10 through 10 games. Stinks, right?

To hear the Nationals players talk about it, fans and writers should disregard the club's spring training record.  They have a list of reasons and excuses to forget about the record.

"We're just getting our work in."

"We aren't playing with our regular players."

"I just want to stay healthy for the season."

"I'm working on some new thing/adjustment."

For the most part, spring training records don't mean squat.  Several writers over the last couple of days have tried to analyze the impact of spring training records.

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