02-27-2013, 07:39 PM #1
Mackey: Revere has nothing but praise for Ryan/Twins
Ben Revere made some remarks to 1500 ESPN's Phil Mackey (among others) today and had nothing but praise for the Twins....
"I just want to say, to the Minnesota Twins, up and down from the front office to the palyers, I just want a chance to say thank you," said Revere, who hit .278/.319/.323 with 74 stolen bases and countless spectacular catches in 254 games with the Twins. "The reason why I'm here is (them) working with me from 2007 until now, making me a better player. Getting a chance to go through that organization was a blessing."
"Terry Ryan, he was a big Ben Revere fan from the start. I told him I wasn't going to let him down whatsoever. He's been on my case since the minor leagues, every single day, and even into the big leagues."
2) I think it's pretty clear that the overwhelming criticism the Twins received for drafting Ben Revere has been proven wrong. Not only did he make it to the majors, not only was he productive (especially when you include his defense), but because he skill set is rare, the Twins flipped him for two players that might be his equal. The Ben Revere era was very good for the Twins.
02-27-2013, 08:36 PM #2
Reports that Revere has mashed a few taters at Bright House during BP. Pretty much a replica of CBP
02-27-2013, 08:58 PM #3
I truly believe that Ryan had no intention of trading Revere after trading Span. However, he was offered a solid #3 type of pitcher (Worley) who is at the same service time level as Revere AND a pitching prospect who throws 95 and just one year ago was their top prospect and just 2 months ago was their #2 prospect. Ryan couldn't say no, and Revere is smart enough to get that.
02-27-2013, 09:19 PM #4
02-27-2013, 10:09 PM #5
I will always be a Ben Revere fan... I'm gonna miss watching him everyday. That guy brought it with him to the park every day.
No matter how big a fan I was... I would have made that trade.
He will homer this year... Over the fence... I'm calling it and when he gets the first one... His second will come within a week.