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Why I Like Ben Revere
Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:47 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:09 PM
Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:08 PM
Since someone asked on another thread, here's a few things that I've appreciated about Ben Revere.
Blazing speed in a lineup full of slow chuggers. We know Target Field isn't going to be a Home Run park, so it's silly to put all our hopes on power hitters.
Highlight reel catches. It's nice to see the twins on the top 10 BEST plays, instead of the worst
A willingness to throw himself fully into every play. Remember when he hit the ground on a sliding catch so hard he broke his belt?
A toughness and drive to play everyday. This is a kid who BROKE HIS FACE and was back playing in a manner of weeks. So many people whine and complain about how the Twins are all wusses and take a week off for a hangnail and whatnot. This is a kid that should be held up as an example for the rest of team.
Does he have a cannon for an arm? No. Is he a power hitter? No. Has he proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that he'll never be a great hitter? Absolutely not. He's 24. He hasn't even played a full season at the major league level. You can teach better hitting techniques. You can teach guys to take better routes to flyballs. You can teach guys the "charging catch" move and other tricks to help lessen the impact of a weaker arm. You can't teach speed. You can't teach a guy to throw his whole body into a play, and get up smiling.
lol... Where were all you guys when I was getting beat up over my support for Ben Revere in that other thread... lol... I coulda used the support. lol.
I agree with everything you say. This team needs players who are giving it everything they have. Put a couple of these guys in the lineup and it starts to rub off and bingo... culture change.
Another thing... Guys who break their face for the team will put fans in the seats.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:31 AM
I like Revere a lot. If he can hit .250 I will be happy.
I won't be happy, but I won't be disgusted either. Revere won't be able to stay in the big leagues on his speed alone, so he's gotta pick up another way to contribute. It'll never be his arm strength because apparently he has the weakest arm in the league, so he's gotta get that AVG up. He's gotta be more than just a .250 hitter.
I do like watching him play. He's definitely one of the more exciting players to watch on this team right now.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:13 AM
You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:13 AM
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Edited by whydidnt, 10 April 2012 - 07:58 PM.
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