Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/19/13
As we all know, Spring Training statistics mean next to nothing. The hot young hitter finds all his power sapped when the wind shifts from left field to right. The normally rubber-armed hurler runs into a “dead arm” period. Some players simply don’t perform well in the Florida or Arizona sunshine, but thrive under October clouds. It’s one of the few areas in baseball where results are irrelevant. For a team like the Mets, however, Spring Training results are all-important. A team that’s universally regarded as a no-better-than-72-win mob has to drum up enthusiasm during February and March if it has any dream of filling its stadium in April and May. For a team that’s an afterthought in its own city, any good news on the field must be trumpeted. Once the season-proper gets underway, attendance will become a function of winning percentage: the stands will populate as the W total rises. Until then, fans of such a team need to find their own small pleasures and reasons for whate...
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