Found December 08, 2012 on
The Flagrant Fan:
After trading Denard Span to the Nationals earlier in the off season, it seemed rather odd that the Minnesota Twins would also trade his replacement, Ben Revere. However, the Twins improved their present rotation with Vance Worley in the deal and also received a decent prospect in Trevor May. With the myriad of problems the Twins had last season, the pitching was the largest problem and Worley should be a nice improvement.
To be honest, Revere for Worley straight up would have been a good deal for the Twins. To get May in the deal as well is a bonus. You might not agree from casually looking at Worley's statistics for 2012. A 6-9 record with a 4.20 ERA and 1.511 WHIP hardly seems like an improvement for the Twins who gave up more hits as a pitching staff in 2012 than any other American League team. The Twins also finished next to last in runs allowed and homers allowed and were dead last in strikeouts.
But sometimes you have to go deeper than those surface stats to see...
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At first glance, the Philadelphia Phillies may have got the better end of this deal. Yesterday, the Minnesota Twins and the Phillies agreed to a deal to send Ben Revere to Philadelphia for Vance Worley and Trevor May. Worley is coming off an elbow injury and Trevor May is still proving himself in the minors.
Mandy Housenick of the Allentown Morning Call suggests Revere...
While the Minnesota Twins have spoken to left handed pitcher Francisco Liriano about a return those talks have cooled. According to the Star Tribune the Twins and Liriano have hit a snag.
Minnesota is currently trying to fill out their rotation and ideally would like to sign two inexpensive options at the back end. Apparently Liriano would like either more years or dollars.
The Twins said goodbye to Ben Revere, that troublemaker! (Not really accurate, but I'm trying to make the Winter Meetings seem exciting. Revere seems like anything but a troublemaker. Either way...) The Twins just couldn't handle his gamesmanship and play-by-the-rules attitude. Makes them wish they could get back Delmon Young (they probably could; all they have to do...
In their search for starting pitching, the Minnesota Twins
were reportedly showing interest in Francisco Liriano. However, talks between
Liriano and the Twins have gone “backwards” recently, according to La Velle E.
Neal III of the Star Tribune.
Was told things have gone "backwards." RT @viking780: @lavelleneal any news on liriano did twins make him an offer...
Now with Revere and Span gone, the Twins are going to turn, most likely, to Darin Mastroianni to fill in as the starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. However, with only 78 major league games under his belt, the former 16th round draft pick, is not exactly what any major league team would be excited to call their game day starter in the #8 position.
He batted only .252...
If you thought the Twins outfield was rough defensively with Delmon, just wait until next year….
San Jose State did their walk through on the National Mall before they played Navy. Pretty cool stuff right here.
The Twins will keep Jared Burton for another couple of seasons.
Here is a look at the guy that the Twins acquired that wasn’t DJ Hey Beef.
The Twins, taking my advice and not standing pat, continued making moves at the Winter Meetings to improve pitching in the organization, a desperate and drastic need, this time shipping out Ben Revere to the Phillies for a couple of young arms, and in a Shyamalanian twist the return they got for him looks more impressive than what they got for his predecessor (mentor? elder?) Denard...
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...
The Philadelphia Phillies traded Vance Worley and Trevor May to the Twins for Ben Revere yesterday filling their hole in centerfield. Revere is a slick fielding, base stealing, leadoff type guy and should fit in well for the Phillies.
He discusses the trade in this interview.
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PhilliesTags: Ben ReverePhilliesTrevor MayVance WorleyOn Thursday afternoon, the Phillies filled one of the holes in their outfield by acquiring centerfielder Ben Revere from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for starting pitcher Vance Worley and Trevor May, one of the organization’s top pitching prospects.
Revere is a speedy outfielder who drawn...