Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/6/12
When the Atlanta Braves won the B.J. Upton sweepstakes, outbidding their division rivals, there was pause in Philadelphia. When the first two days of baseball's winter meetings saw Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino also come off the free agent market, pause turned to panic. Who would the Phillies find to fill their center field void? Shortly after the Phillies brass departed the premises of the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, the wait was over. Rather than hitting the free agent market, where they still could have plucked former Phillie Michael Bourn for the job, the Phillies found a trade partner in the Minnesota Twins. The Phils dealt starting pitcher Vance Worley and right-handed prospect Trevor May to the Twins in exchange for center fielder Ben Revere. The 24-year-old Revere, known for defense and speed, gives an aging Phillies team something they have sorely lacked: a young, productive and controllable position player. Revere, who hit .294 with 40 stolen bases in his second...
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