Back when we signed Odor, my eyes rolled, probably a medically unsafe distance back into my skull.
It took awhile, but he grew on me. Gritty, red-assing, bluster and pimping beyond his skill set, but he grudgingly grew on me.
When he was flailing at the plate, and we started to show signs of life, I gnashed teeth, clutched pearls, and silently questioned Hyde's manhood.
Recently, I realized Odor is not going to be here beyond this year, and decided to simply appreciate his contributions towards, lets face it, what was looking to be another very shit*y, tank-worthy team.
I believe I'll eventually look upon him fondly, in what has been an amazing season, no matter how it turns out.
So, a hat tip to you, Mr. Rougned Odor, for your contribution, and also, for snapping Joey Bats head back like a human pez dispenser. That was awesome.
I've been very pleasantly surprised by Mountcastle's speed, and more recently, AR, even Vavra, and blown away by Gunnar.....
So, yes, I am also surprised and a bit perplexed by Stowers foot speed (or perceived lack there of).
Weirdly, it looks like Stowers is tentative, or something mental more than physical ability to move quickly. But just my impression, nothing to back it up.
He is also slower than he looks like he should be which is kind of the opposite of what I normally feel about guys that come up. Mountcastle, Adley, and Gunnar all struck me as faster than I expected, e.g.