Re: I know it's only February but.......
It's the 10-12 games following the break in mid-march that are the only games I pay attention to. Those games have most of the regulars playing for most of the game as they get tuned up for the regular season. Twice through the rotation with pitchers going 5-6 innings each, as well. Outside of those games, I couldn't care less about the scores.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.