This argument is exactly what I was talking about. If you lead him off you get too many outs but his speed can play up and cause disruption. If you bat him 8th, his approach is going to cause more outs (pitchers would work around him but I doubt he'd become more patient as a result) and his speed skills are "wasted".
He basically IS Juan Pierre except with a little less base stealing prowess. Pierre of course was a useful player for a long time. So long as Revere can cut it in CF, he will help the team.
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Revere is also a lefty so I can see Rollins sliding down to the 2 hole to split up the lefties.
Sucks losing May...but at the same time, from what I read, he should fit in nicely on this team. He's young, cost controlled, and can steal bases well. I rather have this guy than spend 15M per year on Bourn.
Thought I would pitch in here on this trade. You already know Revere can hit (singles), and he fields his position well. I think the best part of his game, is his base running, speed, and stealing bases. He had 40 stolen bases for the Twins last year, and we are an organization that is pretty timid on sending runners. I am not sure how Philly feels about sending runners, but I could see Revere coming close to 50 stolen bases.
The biggest weakness of Reveres game, is his arm, which strongly resembles a noodle.
Taking a step back, my initial reaction was being pissed off because I love Worley, but I think we all tend to forget that he had season ending elbow surgery. We may be dealing with the Phillies knowing something that we don't about him, so I'd like to see how this plays out. I like Revere, just not at the price of a good young arm in an aging rotation.
I see where you're coming from. May could flame out, Worley could also become another Happ. It depends on how well he transitions to the AL. It looks like a steep price and I wasn't thrilled either when I first heard of the trade. I am warming up to it more though. If the Philles want to get younger and build for the future, Revere fits those plans. He's not the kind of player you build around, but he's a solid young role player and that's valuable.
What the ****ing **** is this???? And I like Revere
I still don't understand how Vance Worley bacame this great piece that everyone seems to think he is. He's a good #4 starter at best, but he's a replaceable talent. His raw stuff is average. Not to take any credit from him, he throws strikes. While I liked Worley as our #4/5 starter, I'm glad that the Phillies could get a cost effective centerfielder in Revere who has elite range in return. Revere still has a ton of potential with the bat, as he was a first rounder who posted a career .385 OBP in the minors. His walk rate wasn't pathetic until 2011, so there is also hope that he develops that coming into his second full year.
And Trevor May? Come on. The guy couldn't hit the strike zone if it was the size of the ocean. It didn't seem like the Phillies were too eager to hold on to him. He's been trying to fix his command issues the past three years. It should have improved even a little bit by now. He definitely has potential, but check out how inconsistent he's been.
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“I don’t do five year plans — other organizations do, I guess.” - Ruben Amaro Jr
^^^ I agree. I really like this trade. I think people overrate Worley here. I wish him nothing but the best but amaro finally makes a move to get younger which gives us payroll flexibility and people just have to complain. Much better option than bourn and upton for that price IMO. Span is probably a little better but he is only 24. I say well done Amaro and I don't say that often.