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Old 12-06-2012, 03:56 PM
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Default Twins Trade Ben Revere to the Phillies

So they trade Span and now Revere. Cupboard is pretty bare in that Twinkee outfield now:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/1...en-revere.html
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:03 PM
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I'm surprised they moved both Span and Revere in the same off-season. I'd rather have Span, but they seem to have received a better return on Revere.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:45 PM
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I'd rather have Span, but they seem to have received a better return on Revere.
Revere isn't eligible for arbitration for two more years while Span is signed for 2/11.25 million; that might have something to do with it.

BTW, I noticed a Twin fan commented on the Span story that getting rid of Span was an absolute must for the off-season, any idea why?
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:36 PM
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BTW, I noticed a Twin fan commented on the Span story that getting rid of Span was an absolute must for the off-season, any idea why?
They feel bad for what he has done to White Sox pitching.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:42 PM
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Pitching, pitching, pitching. That's what the Twins must correct first.

I'm living in St. Paul and went to six or seven Twins games this past summer (three when the Sox were in town). Almost every starting pitcher was some no-name interloper with no long-term prospect.

The Twins must have some serviceable, swift outfielders who can hit around .250 in their minor leagues. Seems like they always do.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:44 PM
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BTW, I noticed a Twin fan commented on the Span story that getting rid of Span was an absolute must for the off-season, any idea why?
I wanted to say, "because he is not that good," but I don't believe that.

Maybe it's because, per "Most similar batters" on baseball-reference.com, he should have been playing in the early 20th century!

  1. Mel Almada (967)
  2. Hersh Martin (965)
  3. Jigger Statz (963)
  4. Heinie Mueller (961)
  5. Alex Metzler (954)
  6. Walton Cruise (953)
  7. Mike Menosky (951)
  8. Goody Rosen (951)
  9. Homer Smoot (951)
  10. Quinton McCracken (949)
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:53 PM
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I wanted to say, "because he is not that good," but I don't believe that.

Maybe it's because, per "Most similar batters" on baseball-reference.com, he should have been playing in the early 20th century!

  1. Mel Almada (967)
  2. Hersh Martin (965)
  3. Jigger Statz (963)
  4. Heinie Mueller (961)
  5. Alex Metzler (954)
  6. Walton Cruise (953)
  7. Mike Menosky (951)
  8. Goody Rosen (951)
  9. Homer Smoot (951)
  10. Quinton McCracken (949)
Um......didn't Theo inquire about Homer Smoot recently? He must have something.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:52 PM
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The Twins are starved for starting pitching, but Revere is an awfully steep price. I wonder if that means that they will fast-track Buxton. Worley should be a solid pitcher for them.
This is a nice trade for the Phils, Revere can patrol center field for them. They needed to get younger and faster and did so with this trade.
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:19 PM
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A Twins fan in my teacher ed program once claimed that Revere was "the best young talent in the Midwest."
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:13 PM
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A Twins fan in my teacher ed program once claimed that Revere was "the best young talent in the Midwest."
I would have countered with two words.

"Chris Sale."
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Old 12-06-2012, 09:01 PM
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I would have countered with two words.

"Chris Sale."
He wasn't even the best young centerfielder in his division. Arguably not even the second best young centerfielder in his division.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:17 AM
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He wasn't even the best young centerfielder in his division. Arguably not even the second best young centerfielder in his division.
I'd definitely rank Michael Brantley ahead of Revere. Austin Jackson #1. If you include De Aza in the "young centerfielder" discussion, Revere probably slides to 4th best in the division.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:31 AM
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I'd definitely rank Michael Brantley ahead of Revere. Austin Jackson #1. If you include De Aza in the "young centerfielder" discussion, Revere probably slides to 4th best in the division.
Isn't De Aza near 30, if he isn't already?
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:43 AM
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I'd definitely rank Michael Brantley ahead of Revere. Austin Jackson #1.
Yes and yes.
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:03 AM
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Isn't De Aza near 30, if he isn't already?
He's going to be 29 this season
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