2/27 Winning is everything

Cactus League games don’t count in the regular season standings, obviously, but Lou Piniella didn’t like to lose in Spring Training. How does Mike Quade feel about wins and losses in spring?

“I care a little bit,” Quade said Sunday. “I’m more interested in performance, in progress and in the process, which I talked about a lot when I first took over last year. You want to win ballgames, you want to compete well and you feel like if you do, you will. Unlike the regular season where you might take a sub-par performance and get a win, if we come out of here and execute the play well and somebody beats us in the ninth, that’s OK. Lou didn’t like to lose at anything and he was incredibly competitive and you pick up on that very quickly as does the club.”

— Carrie Muskat

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