Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 3/16/12
Matt Holliday (credits below) Let’s play a little game. No, not Candy Land. What a stupid game. I was recently shopping for a gift for a five year old and upon re-examining that game, I give it six thumbs down. It's too simple, even for five year olds. There are like 20 total spaces on the board. Kids are much too savvy for that crap in this day and age. Five year olds have tumbler accounts; they aren't easily tricked by the idea that candy equals fun. You didn't even get any actual candy from that game. Insurgency in Candy Land. The game I want to play is called, “What Does wOBA Say?” First off, what is wOBA? Well aside from being fun to say in your head and sing as a Shyne chorus (wOOOOOOBBBAAA, wwwwOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBBBBBAAAAAA) it's the latest attempt at a catch-all offensive statistic that weighs the outcome of hits based on their actual run value. Huh? Fine, smart people say wOBA best offensive stat. Slugging percentage and OPS equal world is flat. wOBA equals world is...
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