Jon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.com and Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com both tweeted about the trade on Thursday afternoon:
Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 6, 2012
Trevor May is the other pitcher (with Worley) in the Revere deal. So it's Revere to Phils for Worley and May.— DKnobler (@DKnobler) December 6, 2012
In order to acquire the speedy outfielder's services, the Phillies gave up starter Vance Worley and pitching prospect Trevor May.
The 24-year-old Revere hit .294 and stole 40 bases in 2012, bettering his 34 steals in 2011. Those are pretty impressive numbers for a player coming off of just his second full major league season.
Revere will still have to work on raising his OBP, but there is no doubt that the Phillies filled a major need by making this deal.
Do you like the deal that sends Trevor May and Vance Worley to Minnesota for Ben Revere?
They also saved a fair bit of money by trading for Revere as opposed to signing Michael Bourn or trading for Curtis Granderson.
This will allow them to make another move (Michael Young, anyone?) to bolster their lineup.
While giving up May and Worley may seem like a steep price, this move was essential in order for Philadelphia to both improve its team and leave itself with enough wiggle room financially to make another impact move.
The Phillies join their division rivals, the Washington Nationals, as teams that dealt with the Twins in order to fill a need in center field, as the Nats traded for Denard Span on November 29.
Philadelphia had been relatively quiet so far this offseason, but talks and rumors have been heating up in recent days.
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