Rougned Odor asked for an unusual gift before signing extension

Young players don’t normally respond to contract extensions with “no,” but it’s even more rare for them to reply with “neigh.” Rougned Odor didn’t want to decline the Texas Rangers’ six-year, $49.5 million offer, but he asked the team to sweeten the deal before he signed.

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On top of the money, Odor wanted two new four-legged friends.

Odor signed the deal, and the Rangers delivered on their promise.

We have to applaud Odor here, because what he did was not only unusual, but it flies in the face of conventional wisdom.

Rougned Odor wanted the Rangers to sweeten the pot before he signed his extension. (AP)
Rougned Odor wanted the Rangers to sweeten the pot before he signed his extension. (AP)

The common phrase “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth” advises people to be grateful for what they receive. Odor not only did the compete opposite, but he literally asked for two “gift horses” as compensation. That’s an ironic power move we can get behind.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Big League Stew on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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