Found December 10, 2012 on Philly Sports World:
A lot of Phillies fans are unimpressed with the Phillies two latest additions – CF Ben Revere and 3B Michael Young. While both players fill huge holes for the Phillies, many don’t think they are the type of impact players that can help the Phillies climb back into the NL East race that they coughed up last year. Ben Revere, whom the Phillies acquired in a trade that sent Vance Worley and Trevor May to Minnesota is very Juan Pierre like player, albeit a 24 year old version. He batted .294 last season, but lacks any kind of power at all. He is fast as the wind though, with good defensive ability. He is certainly not the right handed power bat that fans were hoping for. In fact, he’s a light hitting lefty. But he’s young, he’s cheap and he’s got a lot of upside – think Michael Bourne for $15.5 less. Michael Young is a player that has a strong pedigree of success, but is 36 and many feel is in decline. Young is coming off of a season that saw his batting average dip to .277, the lowest ...
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