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Spring Training Stats Don’t Matter: Example A, Phil Hughes

style="text-align: justify;">  When it comes to spring training and statistics I am a non-believer. I am obsessed with watching the games, but it is more to get a feel for the players involved and it hardly ever matters to me who won, who lost, or if the players do really well or really poorly.

Sure, part of me cringes a little bit if someone has a horrible day, but in the end I realize it is spring and this doesn’t really count.

For example, Phil Hughes has a 0-1 record and a 3.86 ERA. Good right? Well he’s only thrown 4.2 innings which is nothing. Then there is this bit from Ben Shpigel of the NY Times :

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