• 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. Willihammer's Avatar
      Willihammer -
      I guess they have been dangling these two guys for a few days: http://www.csnphilly.com/baseball-ph...865&feedID=693

      Good deal for both teams.
    1. notoriousgod71's Avatar
      notoriousgod71 -
      How is the tone of the message board now????
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      You can view the page at http://twinsdaily.com/content.php?12...lly-for-Worley
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Wow, amazing trade.

      The TR haters should be eating a lot of Crow these days.

      Also, Philly fans will looooooovvveeeeee Revere...haha.
    1. Boom Boom's Avatar
      Boom Boom -
      Regardless of how this plays out, I promise not to rip TR for this trade at any point down the line.

      If this was the get for Revere, I'm kind of surprised we didn't get more for Span.
    1. SpiritofVodkaDave's Avatar
      SpiritofVodkaDave -
      Revere for Worley straight up would have been a good trade.
      Revere for May straight up would have been a great trade.

      I can't believe we got both of these guys. Face it, Revere had maybe one year where he would be our best CF option. There is a good chance that by June he would have been back to a 4th OF anyways due to Hicks.
    1. AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS's Avatar
      AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS -
      Great trade pretting effin excited for the return we got. Everyone...go to church this weekend and pray that Worley is not going to have Tommy John eventually. Someone tried to tell me the other day CFs have no value this year...look what we just got for Revere! Grade Trade...very excited.....!
    1. glanzer's Avatar
      glanzer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
      AND RHP Trevor May. TR got this one right.
      Holy crap. TR just ****ed the Phillies so hard.

      Pardon my French. There's no better way to put it.
      Couldn't agree more. This is vintage Terry Ryan here. Has the feel of the Pierzynski trade... only way more initial excitement.
    1. AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS's Avatar
      AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS -
      Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
      Revere for Worley straight up would have been a good trade.
      Revere for May straight up would have been a great trade.

      I can't believe we got both of these guys. Face it, Revere had maybe one year where he would be our best CF option. There is a good chance that by June he would have been back to a 4th OF anyways due to Hicks.
      I cant believe we got both of these guys either! As much as I liked Revere he sooner or later would have been replaced...just like you said Dave.....My question is......Morneau and Willingham....are they next? I was reading the the Rockies believe Cuddyer has lots of value due to this OF market right now.....so I really wonder what Willingham could get us in return.
    1. nicksaviking's Avatar
      nicksaviking -
      Quote Originally Posted by Twins Twerp View Post
      Chances the TWINS sign Michael "Jason" Bourn??? That is what this offseason was about.
      Ha, none, Boras is going to be pissed at the Twins for flooding the market with cheap centerfielders. The Twins might as well go after Josh Hamilton.
    1. cmathewson's Avatar
      cmathewson -
      Interesting that we actually got more for Revere than we did for Span. I'd put May between Meyers and Gibson. Worley becomes the number 2 starter, for the time being, behind Scott Diamond.
    1. neboo's Avatar
      neboo -
      For some reason I picture TR sitting in a room with Ben Revere fielding highlights playing on a large screen behind him while the Phillies brass walks in. Using it as distraction to pull off the deal.
    1. AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS's Avatar
      AllhopeisgoneMNTWINS -
      Quote Originally Posted by glanzer View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Boom Boom View Post
      AND RHP Trevor May. TR got this one right.
      Holy crap. TR just ****ed the Phillies so hard.

      Pardon my French. There's no better way to put it.
      Couldn't agree more. This is vintage Terry Ryan here. Has the feel of the Pierzynski trade... only way more initial excitement.
      This trade made me as hard as watching Kate Upton do the Cat Daddy Dance!
    1. roger's Avatar
      roger -
      Will Joe Benson be starting in center field on opening day? Whereas Hicks may be the centerfielder of the short-term future, I doubt the Twins believe he will be ready on opening day. More likely sometime next summer. As for Benson, everything possible went wrong last year including two serious injuries (hamate bone and knee). What effect that had on his dismal season is unknown, however, one has to assume it had a real effect. If 100% healthy in spring, he just could report to Fort Myers and 'win' the starting centerfield job. On the other hand, Mr. Ryan will probably scrounge around for someone to compete with Mastroianni for center/4th outfielder should neither of the close kids win the job.
    1. biggentleben's Avatar
      biggentleben -
      Nice deal for the Twins, from a Braves fan perspective, I'm happy to see Worley out of the division. For some reason, he was the only righty (including Halladay) in the division that confuddled the Braves consistently. He's not an ace by any means, but he's a very solid pitcher whose stuff seems to "explode" to its location at the end. What that means, for those who don't understand the physics of it, is that unlike a normal pitch that slows down as it reaches the plate, Worley's pitch maintains velocity to the catcher's mitt, which is very deceptive to the hitter, and it leads to a lot of called strikes. I see May a lot like Meyer. If he can stick as a starter, he's ace possibility, but he's got a very high probability of spending his career as a stellar reliever rather than a starter because of some odd mechanics that could wear down over a season of 200+ innings.
    1. nicksaviking's Avatar
      nicksaviking -
      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.
    1. Miles's Avatar
      Miles -
      Love Revere, but this seems like a great trade for the Twins.
    1. Monkeypaws's Avatar
      Monkeypaws -
      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.
      It's easier top be patient when you have a competent GM at the helm as opposed to a bumbling buffoon.
    1. ThePuck's Avatar
      ThePuck -
      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.
    1. gunnarthor's Avatar
      gunnarthor -
      I don't mind rebuilding, I enjoy watching the Twins and spending time following prospects. Should be fun to watch young guys learn to play at the major league level.
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