• 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. ThePuck's Avatar
      ThePuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by nicksaviking View Post
      Well there's really no doubt 2013 is a reabuild year now. There's no one batting ahead of Mauer who can get on base now. I hope the Twins go all in about the rebuild and keep getting prospects for the expendable vets. I can wait a year and seems like everyone on this board is in agreement. It will be a harder sell to the regular Twins fans watching at home though.
      Unless they bring Hicks up and he does what he's capable of doing...heck bring up Hicks and Arcia now....which is what I wanted all along
    1. Monkeypaws's Avatar
      Monkeypaws -
      Good trade for Philly, great trade for the Twins.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
      I like what they got for Revere considering what Revere was but I believe Meyer will end up better than both of the guys we got for Revere.

      I do love this trade though...partly cause I don't feel we lost much...but also because it addresses pitching for the present and future. Ryan robbed the Phillies GM, which is fun to see.
      Meyer is a better prospect than May.

      But given how many pitchers the Twins need in both the short and long term, it's impossible not to love this deal.
    1. Brandon's Avatar
      Brandon -
      new top 10. I guess we should wait till spring training at this pace to do one of these lists.

      1. Sano
      2. Buxton
      3. Arcia
      4. Meyers
      5. Hicks
      6. Gibson
      7. May
      8. Rosario

      THis system is getting deep.

      I guess CF is now Hicks to lose.
    1. AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS's Avatar
      AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
      I like what they got for Revere considering what Revere was but I believe Meyer will end up better than both of the guys we got for Revere.

      I do love this trade though...partly cause I don't feel we lost much...but also because it addresses pitching for the present and future. Ryan robbed the Phillies GM, which is fun to see.
      Meyer is a better prospect than May.

      But given how many pitchers the Twins need in both the short and long term, it's impossible not to love this deal.
      Exactly.....Is Morneau and Willingham next?!
    1. stringer bell's Avatar
      stringer bell -
      It had to be done, I guess. I liked Revere, but didn't think the Twins could carry him and Span in the OF (not enough power). Now, both are gone. Who plays center next year? Aaron Hicks? Joe Benson? Mastro? Well, you can't say that Ryan had a do-nothing Winter Meetings.
    1. savvyspy's Avatar
      savvyspy -
      I guess my purchase of the Nothing Runs Like A Revere t-shirt 2 days ago was the Kiss of Death. Great trade but love Revere.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS View Post
      Exactly.....Is Morneau and Willingham next?!
      Hard to say. I think they'll open the season with both, really.

      But if there is still a market for outfielders, I'm sure Ryan will listen. After all, there are divisions outside the NL East that might need an outfielder.
    1. Mchans24's Avatar
      Mchans24 -
      PUMPED ABOUT THIS TRADE!! If Hicks isnt ready we can always use Bensons service time next year rather than waste Hicks. I imagine Hicks will win the job in Spring Training though. We now have pitching depth at AA and down!! 2014 we will be an up and coming team, 2015 look out! Terry Ryan is a Jedi!
    1. gil4's Avatar
      gil4 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
      A crazy idea.... would Gardy Sizemore be a good pick up if signed on a make good contract or is he still hurt? I haven't heard anyone say they thought Hicks or the other guys would be ready this spring.
      Sizemore just had another knee surgery, but if his first name was really "Gardy" the Twins would probably take him anyway.

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/87...son-agent-says
    1. Jeremy Nygaard's Avatar
      Jeremy Nygaard -
      I guess the "value of Ben Revere" question can be put to rest...
    1. kab21's Avatar
      kab21 -
      I don't really understand why trading Revere all of sudden makes this a no doubt rebuild year. The Twins did not have a starting rotation and weren't going anywhere until that was addressed. That would have been impossible to fix w/o trading something away. In some ways this sets the Twins up to make a little bigger splash in FA although I don't expect it. They freed up Span's 5M and filled one of their pitching holes with a guy making the MLB minimum. Fewer holes to fill with the same amount of money allows them to pick up a better player (possibly). They also now have 3 legit pitching prospects that will come up in '13/'14.

      In addition to that it's also possible that this pushes the Hicks timetable up and many have been disappointed that it didn't look like he would be in the majors early next year.
    1. Boom Boom's Avatar
      Boom Boom -
      Quote Originally Posted by kab21 View Post
      I don't really understand why trading Revere all of sudden makes this a no doubt rebuild year. The Twins did not have a starting rotation and weren't going anywhere until that was addressed. That would have been impossible to fix w/o trading something away. In some ways this sets the Twins up to make a little bigger splash in FA although I don't expect it. They freed up Span's 5M and filled one of their pitching holes with a guy making the MLB minimum. Fewer holes to fill with the same amount of money allows them to pick up a better player (possibly). They also now have 3 legit pitching prospects that will come up in '13/'14.

      In addition to that it's also possible that this pushes the Hicks timetable up and many have been disappointed that it didn't look like he would be in the majors early next year.
      Spot on. IMO, the loss of Revere is more than compensated for by the addition of Worley to the rotation. And May isn't far behind either.
    1. wavedog's Avatar
      wavedog -
      We were in the right place at the rigth time for this trade. Phillies needed a CF and did not have the budget $ for Bourn (or Hamilton). Ryan probably wasn't looking to trade Revere but this deal was too good to pass up. Interesting if we bring Hicks up next year or make a trade for a stop-gap CF. We need someone who can cover some ground if Willingham and Parmelee are at the corner spots.
    1. ThePuck's Avatar
      ThePuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
      I like what they got for Revere considering what Revere was but I believe Meyer will end up better than both of the guys we got for Revere.

      I do love this trade though...partly cause I don't feel we lost much...but also because it addresses pitching for the present and future. Ryan robbed the Phillies GM, which is fun to see.
      Meyer is a better prospect than May.

      But given how many pitchers the Twins need in both the short and long term, it's impossible not to love this deal.
      I said I loved this trade...
    1. jokin's Avatar
      jokin -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
      I guess the "value of Ben Revere" question can be put to rest...
      Bingo. Contrary to some who think otherwise, the Phillies could have afforded a Bourn but got Revere on my "percentage of salary valuation" argument basis. (FWIW- If he performs at all in CF, which he should in that small ballpark, he'll be the top Range OF guy in all of MLB and end up getting extended after 2013)

      No question though, Twins got a great trade. I'm excited that they have finally folded their cards and prepared for 2014/15.
    1. Brock Beauchamp's Avatar
      Brock Beauchamp -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
      I said I loved this trade...
      I didn't mean to imply you weren't in favor of it.
    1. ThePuck's Avatar
      ThePuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
      I guess the "value of Ben Revere" question can be put to rest...
      Well, Ryan was able to totally bone Philly who was desperate for a cheap CF with major league experience...so maybe, maybe not.
    1. ThePuck's Avatar
      ThePuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy Nygaard View Post
      I guess the "value of Ben Revere" question can be put to rest...
      Bingo. The Phillies could have afforded a Bourn but got Revere on my "percentage of salary valuation" argument basis.

      No question though, Twins got a great trade. I'm excited that they have finally folded their cards and prepared for 2014/15.
      Philly very likely can't afford Bourn or Hamilton
    1. mnfanforlife's Avatar
      mnfanforlife -
      Meyer is going to be an ace. True #1...So the Span return could be better than the Revere return...in time.
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