Breath it all in. That’s it. Can you smell it? That’s the smell of the season winding down and the pastrami Reuben I just ate from the Oinkster. Delicious! I’m writing this with a mouthful of expectations [Jay’s Note: That’s what she said…] for the magic of September that happens every year. This past Tuesday I talked about the amazing month Marlon Anderson put up in 2006, and who can forget the statistical anomaly that Hunter Pence put up last year? I would of loved to do some cool September call-ups that are going to start right away and make a difference, but those that can are here, and the others will be part timers. So, in the spirit of September rookie-nookie I have chosen the delightfully smelling Rougned Odor. Speaking of delightfully smelling things, I will be doing a “East Coast vs West Coast End of Summer BBQ Battle Jams” with Ralph today. I’m taking my West and he gets his east. We’ll put up some tracks and encourage others to insert their favorites jams. Our criteria is just being good jams that can play to groups of peeps chillin together. You may wonder why were doing this and all I can say is because it’s fun and helps us cope with our disappointments. Every good backyard party needs a theme, a fat sack to keep it tight, a DJ on the 1’s and 2’s, a strong drink mixed up in a pitcher, some Latinos, because it’s So Cal, and when five-O breaks it up we can yell this as we scramble. (NOTE: All of these tracks are not safe for work.)
The 0.7% owned Rougned Odor has been quietly putting together a reason for Sky to do a deep league post this coming off-season. I would say for Grey to do a MI Sleeper post, but that has been a little addiction thingy for him lately. Were here for you mustachio. On the year, Rougy has put up a 15-HR pace while throwing in some counting stats of late. He’s hit 4 HR’s over the last month and has a 3/2/8 line the last week. Don’t pay attention to the batting average on this, it doesn’t matter at this point. Counting stats, counting stats, counting stats! He comes in at #42 on the Hitter-Tron for the week. I have fully gone into trust the Tron mode. I questioned that Buick-addicted stainless sex beast earlier in the year, but the Tron has been staying out of the junkyards and doing his homework.
Odor opens the week with three at Kansas City and then closes out at home with vs the Mariners. Earlier in the year, I had read about changes to Arlington that helped neutralize the park effects, but when it’s hot, the ball fly’s. It doesn’t get much hotter than Texas these days. He gets three lefties and four right-handers, and the splits definitely favor facing the right-handers. But in this case? I say don’t judge him by the small sample size. That’s what I say! He’s been having some good days, and like many mysterious Septembers of the past, can be a “didn’t see that one coming” guy. I hate to cut it short today but I got football drafts all weekend and won’t be throwing out any bonus creeps this week. I hope to have a roster expanding call-up post in here next week. Bring it to the comments and we’ll fix your roster or your Labor day BBQ party mix. [Jay’s Note: Your mix needs more Rakim. Just sayin’…]