Ben Revere will man center field in Citizens Bank Park when the Philadelphia Phillies take the field in 2013. The outfielder was acquired on Thursday from the Minnesota Twins for pitchers Vance Worley and Trevor May.
The Phillies were one of a handful of teams who had interest in Revere. The 24-year-old Revere batted .294/.333/.342 last season. While he has blazing speed on the base paths he does not hit for power (0 HR in 989 at-bats) and is not seen as a plus defender
Minnesota did quite well in this trade despite further depleting their already baron outfield. Revere was expected to step into the role of center field in Minnesota after the team traded Denard Span. Instead he was used as a trade chip to strengthen another weakness; their rotation.
Worley will immediately fill a spot in the Twins rotation. At 18-13 with a 3.50 ERA in his career he should receive a bit of a boost as he moves away from Citizens Bank Park.
So what do you think. Did the Phillies give up too much to get Revere?