Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:12 AM
Edit: Just checked MLB Trade Rumors... They are saying it's done... Revere to Philly... They haven't revealed what we got in return.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:13 AM
[h=1]Sources: Phillies Acquire Revere[/h] The Phillies will not leave the Winter Meetings empty handed.
Multiple sources confirmed to MLB.com this morning the Phillies have acquired outfielder Ben Revere in a trade with the Minnesota Twins. It is unclear who the Phillies have sent to the Twins as part of the trade, but the Twins have been looking for pitching.
Revere hit .294 with 13 doubles, six triples, 32 RBIs, 40 stolen bases and 70 runs scored in 511 at-bats last season. He also carried a .333 on-base percentage and a .342 slugging percentage.
“If they get him, based on what’s available, they did all right,” one high-ranking American League executive said this morning. “He’s a solid average player. That’s how I look at him. He’s above average defensively. He can run. My biggest question, considering his size (5-foot-9, 170 pounds), is if he can play 145, 150 games. But he puts the ball in play better than I thought he would.”
An official announcement could come later today.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:17 AM
Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:39 AM
Sounds like it's Worley and possibly a prospect.
While I'm concerned about his elbow, Worley's K/9 and HR/9 are pretty good. I have to think (hope) his struggles the last two months were due to his elbow and that he's recovered.
Posted 06 December 2012 - 01:04 PM
I tend to think Ben is a better player than many folks here think. I might be wrong, but I think he will continue to improve his BA...still a good trade for both teams.