Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:26 PM
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Edited by silverslugger, 25 March 2012 - 07:54 PM.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 07:46 PM
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:33 PM
Is Revere at best a 4th outfielder who will be used as late inning defensive and baserunning replacement? .
I think that is the key and the assumption of most here that he is a 4th outfielder. He has some important strengths but the arm and lack of any power have people questioning his upside. I would like to see him stay and I think he can get a fair amount of action filling in for Span and Willingham, as well as late game replacement in the outfield and as a pinch runner.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:36 PM
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 11:05 PM
Whoa, whoa, whoa...The next Rickey Henderson? The guy who had 297 home runs and a .401 OBP and an .820 OPS in his career? THAT Rickey Henderson? I'm pretty sure we're not killing the next Rickey Henderson.
And Tim Raines? 170 home runs and a .385 OBP with an .810 OPS? Nope. Not killing the next one of him either.
Revere's career OBP is .305 and his career OPS is .606. Also, he is currently 297 HRs behind Henderson and 170 HRs behind Raines for his career. Opposing outfielders started playing so far in last year that opposing teams had to start doing extra laundry for the infielders uniforms to get the tobacco stains off their backs. And let's not even talk about assists...or rather, let's talk about them. After Thome got traded last year and came back to Target Field as a member of the Indians, he was on second base when a ball got hit to Revere; JIM THOME scored EASILY on a ball that Revere had to charge.
I like watching Revere run around the bases and the OF, and he made a few really A+++ catches last year. But I think the fields in Williamsport, PA annually see hitters with more power and better arms. The idea that it somehow is a travesty that he might only play in the last two innings of a game is really baffling to me. He should enter the game in the 7th or 8th inning as a pinch runner, steal a base, score on a bloop single, then play defense. He should play CF and depending on the other fielders in the game, Span should move to either RF or LF. While he is in the game, the 2B and SS should know that on any ball hit to CF, they need to make their cut-off position 50-100 feet deeper, depending on where the ball is hit.
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