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  • Ben Revere Traded to Philly for RHP Vance Worley & Top Pitching Prospect

    Vance Worley traded for Ben RevereThe Minnesota Twins have traded CF Ben Revere to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for RHP Vance Worley and a prospect. The prospect is Trevor May.

    Revere was the heir apparent for the Twins Center Field job going back to when Denard Span was dealt to the Washington Nationals for RHP Alex Meyer. He will go to the Phillies where he and Span will compete (with BJ Upton) for NL East (CF) supremacy.

    Vance Worley has spent parts of the past three seasons with the Phillies. Overall, he is 18-13 with a 3.50 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. He also has 238 strikeouts in 277.2 (7.7 K/9).

    Trevor May is a 6-5, 215 pound right-hander. He was the #69 overall prospect according to Baseball America last year. As a 22 year old in the Eastern League (AA), he went 10-13 with a 4.87 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. However, in 149.2 innings, he struckout 151 (and walked 78). He should fit pretty easily into the Twins top 10 prospects. He is currently ranked as the Phillies #2 prospect.

    Revere's Twins tenure is best known for his web gem frequency and his speed. He loved playing with the Twins and fans loved the smile that he always plays with. He is certainly limited offensively as a singles hitter, but he can steal bases. Some in the organization always saw him more as a 4th outfielder, so to get a solid MLB starting pitcher plus a very talented pitching prospect for him is a great move by Terry Ryan and the Twins!
    This article was originally published in blog: Revere Traded to Philly for Worley started by Seth Stohs
    Comments 226 Comments
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by messed up View Post
      I was with you on this one Riverbrian. I hate to lose Revere but it's no surprise to me the Twins got more for Revere than they did for Span
      It's really strange... I can't describe it... I'm pumped about two decent arms coming to us... And floored at.the reality of the loss of my favorite Twin.
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Jackpot!! A bit stunned TR was able to get this for Revere but as someone pointed out in another thread, Revere has that visual flash that makes some people ignore what he really is, I think that's what played out here and what makes this such a steal for the Twins, definitely got the better value.

      Getting excited people! Who's next?
    1. twinsnorth49's Avatar
      twinsnorth49 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by messed up View Post
      I was with you on this one Riverbrian. I hate to lose Revere but it's no surprise to me the Twins got more for Revere than they did for Span
      It's really strange... I can't describe it... I'm pumped about two decent arms coming to us... And floored at.the reality of the loss of my favorite Twin.
      You'll be fine once you see Worley get us out of the 2nd inning in his first start RB.
    1. FrodaddyG's Avatar
      FrodaddyG -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by messed up View Post
      I was with you on this one Riverbrian. I hate to lose Revere but it's no surprise to me the Twins got more for Revere than they did for Span
      It's really strange... I can't describe it... I'm pumped about two decent arms coming to us... And floored at.the reality of the loss of my favorite Twin.
      If you liked Revere, there's this Hicks kid in the pipeline who does all the same stuff, plus a throwing arm, plus the ability to draw walks, plus some pop.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
      I guess the "value of Ben Revere" question can be put to rest...

      Or the "do the Phillies have a competent Front Office?" question can be put to rest....

      Just because Barry Zito got 100 million several years ago doesn't mean that was his "value"
      2006-2012 Team W-L Results

      Twins 570-563 .503 winning %
      Phillies 638-495 .563 winning %

      Phillies had 5 straight Division Championships during this run
      The Twins had 2.

      The Phillies had 2 World Series appearances, 1 win
      The Twins? Don't ask.

      I'd take a little more of that Phillies level of "incompetence" around these parts.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by messed up View Post
      I was with you on this one Riverbrian. I hate to lose Revere but it's no surprise to me the Twins got more for Revere than they did for Span
      It's really strange... I can't describe it... I'm pumped about two decent arms coming to us... And floored at.the reality of the loss of my favorite Twin.
      Like I said previously, no pain, no gain. On the bright side, I think you'll get a 2.5 month Maestro bandwagon to get onboard with, followed by Hicks. 2 exciting guys to rally around.
    1. PopRiveter's Avatar
      PopRiveter -
      I'm a little conflicted too. As a fan, I like to cheer for the good guys and my team just traded away 2 of the best. Still, you have to balance the ship by offering value from your positions of strength to obtain help in your positions of weakness. Strategically, TR seems to be making great moves. Get ready to see how Darin Mastroianni does at leadoff. Might be fun.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by kab21 View Post
      I wonder if anyone is tracking the Phillies fan response to the trade?
      I think they would be laughing at how excited we are about a #4 starter and a prospect with some big mechanical issues to work out. Still it's a great trade for the Twins because Revere is replaceable. Likewise in philly both of these guys are replaceable.

      i just remembered that a fantasy forum was calling him Vance, Vance Revolution.
      I get that side of the trade. I was referring to their level of anticipation about making Revere their CF.
    1. kryptik's Avatar
      kryptik -
      Sad to see Revere go obviously, great guy and I loved watching him patrol the outfield.

      That being said I'm floored by the return and extremely happy with what TR was able to get for him.

      TR is turning the page on 2013 but it was definitely the right choice to make. Its going to be exciting seeing the younger guys earn their stripes in the big leagues.

      With Revere being moved you have to think Morneau and Willingham won't be on the roster post trade deadline next season.

      If you had to trade one before the season started it would probably be Willingham, Morneau needs a chance to produce to bump his value up.
    1. B Richard's Avatar
      B Richard -
      Absolutely thrilled with this trade. We have the depth to make this trade, plus honestly I never saw Revere as part of a long term solution. A great guy, but this is about as high as his value could be- good work Terry Ryan on pulling the trigger. We addressed an immediate and future need in one fell swoop, dealt from a strength.

      I live with a bunch of Philly fans (both a blessing and a curse) and their reaction isn't ecstatic. They seemed to think May was due for a big year after last, the consensus being that a one-for-one trade w/ May or Worley would have been more appropriate. Definitely a general feeling of having overpayed

      I just hope these guys can stay healthy and contribute
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      KLAW likes the deal. And I still do not think they have to punt on 2013.....
    1. greengoblinrulz's Avatar
      greengoblinrulz -
      ONLY thing to be afraid of this trade is that Worley just had bone chips removed this offseason & there are people who truly believe (is some info to back it) that TJ surgery chances increase after removeving said chips
    1. Dave T's Avatar
      Dave T -
      There is no need to trade any more players now. That is, assuming you want fans in the stands this year. The Twins have some fine young arms in the pipeline, which is exciting to see. Now leave us some big bats so we can enjoy some wins!

      As for the Revere trade, I think Ryan walked into something unexpected. Revere was the best young CF available. I think he was able to auction Revere off to the highest bidder.
    1. PseudoSABR's Avatar
      PseudoSABR -
      Hot Damn, my friends.
    1. Jim Crikket's Avatar
      Jim Crikket -
      As others have said, I'm also REALLY going to miss Revere's smile and just the approach he brought to playing the game. So many MLB players clearly have lost the pure joy they got from playing baseball by the time they make the Big Leagues. I never had that feeling with Revere and it was a breath of fresh air to see. I wish him nothing but success throughout the rest of his career and hope he never changes that approach. I'm hoping even Phillie fans will appreciate it.

      That said, when it became apparent to Terry Ryan that Revere might possibly bring both a top 100 prospect AND a current MLB pitcher that slots in above Scott Diamond, he would have been a total fool not to make that kind of deal. Props to Terry Ryan and his crew for pulling this off.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
      ONLY thing to be afraid of this trade is that Worley just had bone chips removed this offseason & there are people who truly believe (is some info to back it) that TJ surgery chances increase after removeving said chips
      TJ Surgery chances increase the minute pitchers throw the ball overhand.
    1. Riverbrian's Avatar
      Riverbrian -
      Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by messed up View Post
      I was with you on this one Riverbrian. I hate to lose Revere but it's no surprise to me the Twins got more for Revere than they did for Span
      It's really strange... I can't describe it... I'm pumped about two decent arms coming to us... And floored at.the reality of the loss of my favorite Twin.
      You'll be fine once you see Worley get us out of the 2nd inning in his first start RB.
      Quote Originally Posted by FrodaddyG View Post
      If you liked Revere, there's this Hicks kid in the pipeline who does all the same stuff, plus a throwing arm, plus the ability to draw walks, plus some pop.
      I'll be alright... I've been looking at the Pitching Staff in the majors, AAA and AA and flat out concerned. I'm still concerned but the addition of Meyer... Worley and May is needed and I feel better today. In October the pitching staff was about as bad as I could ever imagine at the upper levels. December 6th... I have reason for hope... The rest is patience and I have that,

      As for Hicks... I've been waiting for him... I like what I read and looking forward to eyeballing him. I've always said that if Hicks comes up and outplays Ben then good for us.

      I also like Mastro... I hate trying to spell his name but I like Mastro... This could be a big opportunity for him to take advantage of... With so many players it just comes down to opportunity, Some never get it and some have a very short window. This could be a short window for Mastro and I'm happy for him.
    1. mike wants wins's Avatar
      mike wants wins -
      I thin Jim has it right, we will all miss watching Revere and his attitude, but it was too much to say no to.
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by mike wants wins View Post
      KLAW likes the deal. And I still do not think they have to punt on 2013.....
      Hey Chris, get a Kluwe, Gardy certainly doesn't want them to punt in hopes of keeping his job, but given their likely horrible defense this year, likely regression of certain players, likely continued salary dump trade(s) and the unwillingness/inability to sign/acquire 2 high-yield SPs makes it all but certain that this year will be booted away.
    1. mlbfan's Avatar
      mlbfan -
      Congratulations, lets throw a party, we are now the Minnesota Royals. Great minor league teams, two major league players. Maybe we can trade Willingham and Maur also. Next winning season 2020 (if everything breaks right).
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