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So, When do we Start Paying Attention?

Everyone knows that Spring Training records are meaningless. Everyone knows that Spring Training stats are meaningless. The Ghost of Mark Johnson demands that we not get excited about players who perform well, and countless players have flipped a switch on Opening Day after abysmal springs.

Nevertheless, we're following the games, are we not? Presumably the players are down there for more than wind sprints. Management seems to draw some sort of conclusions from what they see in Florida.

So my question is: do you draw any conclusions from anything you see? If Clement looks lost, if Walker looks like a first round pick after all, if Hart gives up 5 runs in every start while No Relation is perfect the rest of the way... does any of that matter? Or are the assignments essentially set in February, once we know who's healthy and who bothered to show up in decent condition?

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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