2014 Top Moments: #4 Ben Revere’s First Home Run

We are continuing with our 2014 Top Moments countdown, this time taking a look back at Ben Revere‘s first MLB home run. PHOTO: AP Ben Revere had over 1,400 major league at-bats coming into the game against the Rockies on May 27. There were 23,159 in paid attendance that night at Citizens Bank Park, but an hour-and-22 minute rain delay subsequently caused the stadium to be nearly...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Storyline: Revere a DH, Phillies GM?

What team would Ben Revere flourish on with his throwing problem, when the Philadelphia Phillies replace him? Or is his offense a livable trade-off? There will be a published Storyline and/or Red Alert each week.  Please, scroll down for this edition of Genuine Insight: Today’s Market.  Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking of a baseball man in my opinion...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Alert: Trading No-Arm Revere, Phillies?

On the surface, finding a center fielder with average throwing ability should be easy for the Philadelphia Phillies after a change away from Ben Revere. Is that your thinking too? There will be a published Red Alert and/or Storyline each week. Please, scroll down for this edition of Pinstripe Focus: The Alternatives. Welcome, Newcomers: This article represents the thinking...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Our 10 Worst Hitter Projections of 2014

One of my favorite parts of the year is the day after the season ends when the final numbers roll in and we can officially grade our projections. While most of them are close-but-not-perfect, there are always a handful we nail and a whole bunch we completely miss on. This week it’s these bests and worsts that I’ll be sharing with you, and we’ll begin this retrospective with...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

A Lil' Something Special About Ben Revere

The last Philadelphia Phillies players to qualify for the batting title and hit over .300 on the season were Chase Utley (.332) and Aaron Roward (.309) back in 2007.  Fast forward seven years later and now we see Ben Revere on the verge of breaking the dry spell.  He's currently sitting on a .309 batting average (good for 4th in the NL) with 9 games remaining in the 2014...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies just don’t know when to quit. They really should quit. It was another season of the Phillies trying to win with almost the exact same roster that lost 89 games the year before, only older. As you, but not Ruben Amaro Jr., probably guessed, it didn’t go very well. Preseason Prediction: I think third place is the ceiling for the Phillies, and the bottom of the National...
Via The Outside Corner
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Phils Finding Varying Degrees of Success on Contenders

With the Phillies firmly out the playoff race and few stories of interests to watch for outside of Ken Giles’ dominance, Ben Revere’s outside shot at the Phils’ first batting title since Richie Ashburn, and Ryan Howard having the worst 100 RBI season in the history of  baseball, attention has turned squarely to the playoff races. A few are in hand (the Nats, Orioles, and Angels...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Revere and baseball's undervaluing of speed

Ben Revere shows that speed is an often overlooked value
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Hits Stand-Up, Inside-The-Park Home Run (Video)

Andrew McCutchen hit an inside-the-park homer against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, and it wasn’t even close to being contested. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ star outfielder launched one over the head of Phillies center fielder Ben Revere and high off the wall. By the time right fielder Grady Sizemore could even make a throw home, the speedy McCutchen was around third base...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Revere’s fielding flub led to an Andrew McCutchen inside the parker

I have no idea what Ben Revere was thinking when he was trying to field this ball off the bat of Andrew McCutchen in the 5th inning on Wednesday. Seriously, what the hell? He wasn’t going to catch the ball, given how high it was hit off the wall. If Revere played it off the wall, he would have held McCutchen to an easy double. McCutchen’s homer tied the game at three, and Russell...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Revere’s fielding flub led to an Andrew McCutchen inside the parker

I have no idea what Ben Revere was thinking when he was trying to field this ball off the bat of Andrew McCutchen in the 5th inning on Wednesday. Seriously, what the hell? He wasn’t going to catch the ball, given how high it was hit off the wall. If Revere played it off the wall, he would have held McCutchen to an easy double. McCutchen’s homer tied the game at three, and Russell...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Revere, 50 Steal Seasons, and Historic Efficiency

Revere has quietly put together one of baseball’s all-time most efficient base-stealing campaigns of all time. Photo AP Since 1883, six Phillies combined to steal 50 or more bases 14 times. Some of the names are instantly recognizable by novice Phillies fans, like Juan Samuel and Ed Delahanty, some are great players seemingly lost to time, Sherry Magee and Billy Hamilton are examples...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Howard, Ben Revere, and RBIs

It’s a been argued over and over again, especially in Philadelphia, where Ryan Howard–one of the best RBI men in MLB over the years–calls home. And no, I’m not talking about whether to refer to multiple runs batted in as “RBI”, or “RBIs” (I’ll be using the latter in this post). I’m talking about the meaning of the stat. “RBIs don’t matter!”, say many believers...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Ben Revere Win The Batting Title?

All Placido Polanco Ben Revere does is hit. He’s been a hit machine recently, and has pushed himself up to 2nd in the NL in batting average, only behind Justin Morneau of the Rockies. But can he pass Morneau? Revere has been on an outstanding hot streak since June, leading MLB in average over that span. He also hasn’t struck out or walked much, either. Why he will win it Revere...
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Revere Slowly, But Surely Improving

#452936138 / Let's forget about the depression over no moves being made at the deadline for a minute and focus on a player that could, perhaps, be hitting his stride. We all know the issues Ben Revere has. He can't hit for power, is impatient at the plate and...
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August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Ben Revere sits with ankle soreness

The Philadelphia Phillies capped off a four-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers with a 9-1 victory on Thursday. The win improved the Phillies to 41-51 on the season. Rookie David Buchanan picked up his 5th win of the season. Ryan Howard had a home run and three RBI, while Jimmy Rollins added two hits and two RBI. Center fielder Ben Revere was not in the starting lineup due to ankle...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

First-Inning Utley Homer Helps Power Hamels, Phils Beyond Brewers

Ben Revere kick started the first inning with a single up the middle, advanced on an Andres Blanco sac bunt, and stole third base. A pretty exciting sequence events was topped off by a line-drive homer by Chase Utley, his seventh of the season and first since June 26 to put the Phils up 2-0. That was almost all the Phillies needed. Ryan Howard would plate in the third on a single...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins stumble in 9th, miss out on sweep of Phillies

MIAMI (AP) -- Ben Revere scored the go-ahead run when Miami second baseman Donovan Solano bobbled a grounder in the ninth, and the Philadelphia Phillies rallied past the Marlins 5-4 Thursday night to snap a six-game losing streak. Tony Gwynn Jr. led off the ninth with a walk and eventually scored the tying run against Miami closer Steve Cishek (4-4). Revere scored easily when Chase...
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July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: Marlon Byrd, Ben Revere available

It is no secret that before this last road trip the Philadelphia Phillies have struggled mightily against just about everyone all season long and that has caused many trade rumors to start circulating. General Manager Ruben Amaro Jr. has said that nobody on the team is untouchable, but some players are more available than others if and when the Phillies would decide to make a few...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Rumors: John Mayberry Jr. Drawing Trade Interest

Because Phillies Center Fielder Ben Revere has missed the last two games after running in to the Turner Field wall chasing down a fly ball, John Mayberry Jr. has gotten two starts in his place and has shown promise, drawing attention from different Major League Teams. The Boston Red Sox, who are looking for outfield depth and will more than likely to add players at the deadline,...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies Injury Update: Ben Revere out with sore knee

The Philadelphia Phillies scored seven runs in the first two innings on Wednesday and hammered the Braves by the score of 10-5. The win finished off a sweep of the Braves and improved the Phillies to 32-38, four and a half games behind the Washington Nationals in the National League East. The Phillies pounded out 18 hits and had six players with at least two hits, despite playing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben Revere Remains Out with Knee Injury

#450740056 / Marlon Byrd may have given Ben Revere a piggy back for a reason. Phillies center fielder, Ben Revere, has been held out of the lineup the past two games because of a swollen left knee. Revere suffered his injury in the fourth inning of Monday night's game,...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

At bat 1566

Former Twin and lovable sprite Ben Revere has gone his entire career without a home run. 1565 at bats without a home run. It was the longest stretch to start a career without a dinger. He’s in his 5th season. It wouldn’t have been too far off base to wonder if he would EVER hit a home run. Still, Revere has carved a place in the league by being on base frequently and fielding...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Phillies’ Ben Revere Hits First Career Home Run In 1,466th At-Bat (Video)

To say that Philadelphia Phillies center fielder Ben Revere does not hit for power would be the understatement of the century. Revere — who endeared himself to Boston fans in the wake of last year’s marathon — entered Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies with more than 1,450 career at-bats under his belt but not a single home run to his credit. That finally changed...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Revere Homers, Rockies Still Win

Ben Revere’s first career home run was not enough as the Rockies beat the Phillies, 6-2. COLE CRUISER -Cole Hamels was on point Tuesday night until the seventh inning rolled around. With the score tied at one, Wilin Rosario hit a three-run homer into the first row in right field, ending what would have been a solid start by Hamels. Instead, it was another frustrating occurrence...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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