Well, in Baggs' one big year, he had two more sacks than Odell. It was his fourth year in league and Odell was a rookie. In two years in the league, Odell has finished 5th and 3rd in sacks. They both had 21 career sacks coming into this season. Odell had two years in the league, Baggs had five.
Stevie was a back-up for a while at the start of his career, but heck, so was Odell for part of his rookie year, he just made it obvious that they had to give him playing time.
It's not "crowning our players as the greatest of all time". If you asked me to list the DEs I think are better than Baggs, my list would not be solely Bombers. It's not just sacks, I watch pretty much every CFL game in the season and I personally have noticed Baggs only occasionally since Week 2. And Bomber fans aren't the only ones saying Willis should be the early favourite for DPoY (in fact, I think more Bomber fans are saying Hefney, and more opposition fans are saying Willis.. I could be wrong, that's the feeling I get though).
I'm not saying Baggs sucks, so sorry if that's what comes across here, I'm just saying he doesn't belong in the conversation for the best DE in the league. He's a good DE, but I don't think he's the best.
For the record, every great player that's ever played is a beneficiary of the players and schemes around them.
And yes, Odell does take a lot of penalties, especially last year.