Cactus League action is winding down and the final roster is set. That means we can all forget about the exhibition season and focus on the games that do count.
Five days separate the Chicago Cubs from the season opener against the Atlanta Braves, and players, coaches, and fans are eager for that first pitch.
It's time to throw out those spring stats. They don’t really mean anything, do they?
Sorry, Tyler Colvin. Your team-leading .449 average and 17 RBIs no longer matter.
Congrats, Derrek Lee. Your .176 average doesn’t matter, either.
And what about the Cubs fourth-best record in the Cactus League? You guessed it. Not significant.
While it’s important not to weigh spring stats heavily, a few Cubs’ performances did stick out in the past month.
I am here to hazily dissect ten of those performances and tell you whether or not they really did mean anything.