One of the consistent themes we hear over and over from both players and coaches is how meaningless Spring Training games are. We are reminded that the goal of Spring Training is to prepare for the season and the outcome of the game is secondary.

As fans we all nod in understanding while in the back of our minds we wonder whether that is just lip service or if Spring Training really doesn’t mean anything. I had almost bought into the argument that is until today’s Diamondbacks game.

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