Found December 07, 2012 on
Ruben Amaro Jr.
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
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.
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In 2008, the Phillies brought the city its first championship since the early 1980's. Every winter since then, the team has added a markee name and big contract to its roster, only to see the team's overall performance slip a little from the previous season.
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The Phillies passing on some “overpaid” big name free agents have traded for Ben Revere, sending Vance Worley and Trevor May to the Twins. The Phils who are in dire need of offense and power will get little of either in acquiring Revere. Last season with the Twins Revere hit .294 ,stole 40 bases, and drove in a paltry 32 runs in 553 at bats. What makes the 24-year-old Revere...
Ben Revere will man center field in Citizens Bank Park when the Philadelphia Phillies take the field in 2013. The outfielder was acquired on Thursday from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May.
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The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired center fielder Ben Revere from the Twins, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports. Vance Worley and Trevor May wil be going back to Minnesota to complete the deal.
Revere hit .294/.333/.342 with 13 doubles, six triples, 32 RBIs, 40 stolen bases and 70 runs scored in 511 at-bats last season. He also carried a .333 on-base percentage and a .342...
The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired centerfielder and leadoff man Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins according to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com. Danny Knobler of CBS Sports says that the Twins are getting right-hander Vance Worley in return.
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According to multiple sources, including Todd Zolecki the Philadelphia Phillies have acquired Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins. Revere, 24, played in 124 games last season for the Minnesota Twins. He recorded 40 stolen bases, which his speed could help this Phillies team. Revere also had 32 RBI's, scored 70 times, as well as 150 hits and 13 doubles.
The Phillies have...
Right-handed pitcher Vance Worley was actually standing in Citizens Bank Park when he got the news that he was being shipped to Minnesota. He was as shocked as the rest of us that his time in Philadelphia was at an end. Sadly, the Vanimal is gone. Phillies’ top pitching prospect Trevor May will join him there as well.
In return, the Phillies got a young centerfielder. Ben Revere...
Revere is an option for CF. (MLB)
-Thursday, 12:15pm: According to Todd Zolecki via Twitter, the Phillies have acquired Twins CF Ben Revere. Vance Worley is in the deal, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com.
An executive told Zolecki, “If they get him, based on what’s available, they did all right.”
-Ben Revere has taken off in the last hour or so as a target...
• The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have acquired right-handed pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere.
Worley, 25, went 6-9 with a 4.20 ERA in 23 starts for the Phillies last season. May, 23, went 10-13 with a 4.87 ERA in 28 starts at Double-A Reading last season. Revere, 24, appeared in 254 games for...
Minnesota acquired pitcher Vance Worley and minor-league pitching prospect Trevor May from the Philadelphia Phillies for outfielder Ben Revere, the Twins announced. Worley, 25, posted a 4.20 ERA in 133 innings for the Phillies in 2012, while suffering from a bone chip in his elbow for much of the season. He had surgery in September. Revere, 24, batted .294 with a .333 on-base...
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Former Twin Ben Revere
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