Found May 03, 2013 on We Should Be GM's:
from loyal reader 'Preserve Jon:'I'm really surprised how bad he is. It seems that Charlie is inventing a few nicks and scrapes to keep him on the bench. I was hoping for a younger version of Juan Pierre: pesky slap hitter who annoys pitchers with his speed and penchant to swipe a bag whenever he can.What I did not expect was Ricky Otero. If only we did have Ricky Otero. Check out little Ricky's stats from his two season with the Phils.1996 - .273 avg, .330 OBP, 2 HR, 32 RBI, 54 runs1997 - .252 avg, .339 OBP, 0 HR, 3 RBI,. 20 runsAs of Friday morning, Revere was hitting .204 with a .245 OBP.Unfortunately Jon, Ben Revere is making Ricky Otero look like Rickey Henderson...

Exploring Revere’s Rocky Start

Things can’t get much worse for Ben Revere at the plate right now. Photo: AP On December 6 of last year, the Phillies traded Vance Worley and top-prospect Trevor May to the Minnesota Twins for an exciting, young, free-swinging centerfield with a proclivity for putting the ball in play, finding ways to get on base and, once on, creating havoc with his blazing speed. As of this post...

Juan Pierre joins elite club with 600th stolen base

Thursday night against the Philadelphia Phillies, Miami's Juan Pierre became just the 14th player in Major League Baseball history to steal 600 bases. He is the ninth-fastest to reach the mark, doing so in 1,907 games. In addition, he is the eighth player since 1920 with 1,000 runs, 2,000 hits and 600 steals. Others on the list include Hall of Famers Rickey Henderson, Joe Morgan...

GIF: Juan Pierre becomes 18th player in MLB history with 600 career stolen bases

Tweet   Juan Pierre began his Major League Baseball career on August 7, 2000 with the Colorado Rockies. Since then he’s played for the Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Philles, and currently the Miami Marlins. Over the course of his 14-year career one thing you could count on from [...]

Revere Out Of Lineup Tonight With Injured Ring Finger

The Philadelphia Phillies enter a four game weekend series against the Florida Marlins without center fielder Ben Revere, who jammed his right ring finger stealing a base against the Cleveland Indians last night. According to Phillies beat writer Todd Zolecki,  Revere had his right ring and middle fingers wrapped before batting practice. The injury puts John Mayberry...

Juan Pierre Swipes 600th and Thursday’s Box Scores

Juan Pierre stole his ninth base of the season, which ranks second to Jacoby Ellsbury’s 11. But more impressively, that 9thstolen base was Juan Pierre’s 600th career stolen base, ranking him 14th all-time amongst MLB players. Jake Westbrook also continued his hot start, lowering his ERA to 1.07 and collecting his second win of the season, which was his 100th win of his career...

Gameday: Marlins (8-20) vs. Phillies (12-16)

Miami Marlins (8-20) vs. Philadelphia Phillies (12-15) Alex Sanabia (2-3, 4.85) vs. Kyle Kendrick (2-1, 2.41) TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park TV: Comcast SportsNet Weather: 67, clear Media: Twitter and Facebook Ben Revere is out of the lineup with a swollen right ring finger, which he says is just a day-to-day injury. But with the way he’s hitting, plus the ability for John Mayberry...

Mayday! Mayday! The Phillies Are in Trouble

Yes, it is May. And yes, it is a new day. But although Wednesday’s May-day marked the start of a new month for the Phillies, it did not appear to be any different than the month of April; or any different than the year 2012, for that matter. Now, cries of “Mayday!” can be heard throughout Philadelphia. This team has serious problems. Over 2 games against the Indians, the Phillies...

Phils Offense Needs Better Swings At The Plate

Bad swings are killing the Phillies in 2013. (PHOTO: AP) The Phillies offense is clearly struggling this year. As a team, they are 8th in the NL in average, 12th in OBP, 10th in SLG, and 13th in OPS. The more in depth you go, the worse the stats get. I was looking for the root of the offensive woes when I came across their strikeout-to-walk ratio. I knew that they weren’t drawing...
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