Cubs' Spring Numbers Mean What?

Bullpen BrianCorrespondent IMarch 23, 2010

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 starting 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.

The numbers, of course, mean very little. Yet, we often pour over them as if there’s an actually a truth to be revealed.

Why bother? The opening bell rings 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 and forget all the spring training stats. The practice is important, but numbers don’t mean squat! And that’s all there is to it.