You got to know when to show ‘em, got to know when to fold ‘em.
Poker player Ruben Amaro Jr. invested players, pitcher Vance Worley and pitching prospect Trevor May, to get speedy, young centerfielder Ben Revere from the Twins.
Michael Bourn, who they are obviously not pursuing, would cost money and years.
Boun will be 30, Revere is 24.
Amaro got some money left and may have to split the contract of third baseman Michael Young, who is due $16 million as a member of the Texas Ranger.
As a veteran with a no-trade clause, the deal awaits Young’s approval.
May, the pitcher, might be good in the future, but this deal is basically Worley for Revere. You always get prospects in a deal to make it more attractive.
After a steller 2011, Worley went 11-3. Dream of him becoming part of the rotation were real, but among my friends and WIP, the opinion was that Worley would be a two or a three in the rotation.
Worley went 6-9 in his sophomore season and was shut down early with a bone spur.