11:03am: The Orioles are still in the mix for Revere, tweets Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, who adds that one source said it’s “50-50” when it comes to Revere and the O’s.
10:50am: ESPN’s Buster Olney now reports that the Blue Jays aren’t interested in Revere at the Phillies’ current asking price (Twitter links). The Phillies are discussing Revere with a different club, per Olney.
10:04am: The Blue Jays are talking with the Phillies about a potential Ben Revere trade, and talks between the two sides are “heating up” tweets Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. Revere is widely expected to be traded today. MLB.com’s Todd Zolecki tweeted that the Orioles are still in on Revere as well even after landing Gerardo Parra.
The Blue Jays expected Michael Saunders to play left field this year, but a knee injury has cost him most of the season. Chris Colabello has hit well in his stead, but he’s a poor defender in left, and bringing Revere into the fold would allow them to rotate Colabello, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion between the DH spot.
Revere is hitting .298/.334/.374 with a homer and 24 steals this season. His all-speed approach would give the Jays’ lineup a bit of a different dynamic. Revere is earning $4.1MM in 2015 and is controllable through 2017 via arbitration.
NO! The Orioles should have moved on Revere first…
What would it cost to add harang to the trade?
A picture of the CN tower.
take harang, please- phils should have traded him in may when they had the chance.
funny, saw Tulo batting leadoff in his first game in Toronto, and the thought hit me that Revere might make some sense- since Hoffman and Norris are already gone, guess we’ll just have to settle for Reid-Foley j/k
Lol who would have wanted Harang more in May than they do now? He’s never had any value. He’s here to throw some innings and that’s it.
well in may there were a couple fans pointing out that Harang’s numbers were better than Hamels at that moment, and the Dodgers were losing Ryu and McCarthy and in need of an arm.
not that everyone knew Harang would regress.
Actually, he regressed the same time last year. He starts off strong and then by mid-season starts to fade …
Take him … PLease. He is a luxury on the Phillies, they don’t have the 3,4,5 hitters to knock him in. He is expendable, I’d assume you get him for very little as well. If you want haarang, I’m also all for it, thats why he was signed,to be flipped for prospects, same with Billingsley but he got hurt again. Will be the same with Harrison that they just got in the Hamels deal, if it ever becomes official.
Rumor has it that hamels blocked a trade to TOR, then HOU, sad, they got the 3rd best offer because of veto power. I hate no trade clauses, shouldn’t be allowed to have them. Screw the players families 🙂 … the millions will soooooth them.
Hamels didn’t block a trade at all. He does have a limited no-trade clause in his contract, so Amaro/Gillick/MacPhail shouldn’t waste their time negotiating with teams that Hamels does not want to go to.
Each year players present a list to ownership of their “no-trade wishes” for future reference. That’s their right as MLB players …
Rowdy Tellez or DJ Davis?
tellez might work- phils would need to promote Hoskins to AA with Tellez taking his spot in A+, but that would work for me as a phils fan.
i wouldnt want Davis because he’s raw, and the Phils have no clue how to develop those guys.
Now that I think about it this could all be a ploy by the Jays to get the O’s to try and outbid them to get Revere.
The Blue Jays are going to spend themselves into the cellar.
How you figure?
They’ve already sent off several key pieces of their farm system to bring these guys in. It’s a gamble and the outcome is unknown–it could come back to haunt them.
Wishful thinking. Sour grapes?
There could be some truth in this. If they trade quite a bit of the farm and don’t succeed, they end up with a shelled rotation entering the offseason and then must spend more to try and build a rotation in free agency….which compacts an increasingly aging and costly offense. Added that to Rogers being erratic at willingness to spend.
They could potentially be an expensive .500 team in 2016 and forced into a roster restructure over the offseason
I don’t think this is cynical… It’s fair
The Jays have developed their farm system twice already. They traded a bunch of prospects to Miami for the Reyes-Buerle trade as well as the Dickey trade. Prospects are unknown commodities. Everybody thought that Drabek was a can’t miss when the Jays traded Doc to the Phillies, look where he ended up. Trading prospects for known performers is always a great move.
I like your GM Anthopolous. He’s making bold trades and moving prospects is all part of the deal. There’s always a gamble when trading players because there are no guarantees. But a team in contention for a post-season berth should not worry down the road … just look to the season’s finish line!
so who plays short when Tulo gets hurt?
Goins plays short…if travis gets dl’d then muni comes up or ty kelly or even diaz if nec. they have options to cover the infield, they have 0 options to cover the outfield, hell they are already using infielders as outfielders
Ryan Goins. Terrific defender but no bat at all. Fine for short term but not a good back-up if Tulo is out for any length of time.
to be fair this offence is so good we could have goins out there
the same back up we had with reyes who also has a track record of being hurt frequently
The Jays could really use Revere
I think Buster Olney is wrong on this one. Salisbury is pretty plugged in when it comes to the Phillies.
C’mon Mr. Gillick, give the Jays a break, for old times sake…
“50-50″ when it comes to Revere and the O’s.
Yeah, the O’s want to pay 50% of Revere’s salary and the Phillies get to pay 50%.
The Orioles are being very typical here.
Plus, what exactly is the plan here. With exception to Adam Jones the Oriole outfield has been a revolving door. This is not how you win championships. I mean where’s the consistency?
what the heck are u talking about bro.
where is the consistency with these 4A bums like snider,reimold, parmalee, and lough. lol i saw your comment on the parra trade to. are you not watching the same games i am watching? these 2 guys are ten times the players those mops are.
“Yeah, the O’s want to pay 50% of Revere’s salary and the Phillies get to pay 50%.” I’m confused here. How can the O’s expect the Phil’s to pay half of Revere’s salary when it hasn’t even been negotiated for next year? This year makes sense since you know, Revere has been with the Phils more than half the season, I would expect them to pay a little more than half the salary.
this dude has no clue what he is talking about.
i cant see why Phillies would seek much for Revere, then again with parra delivering a decent prospect from Baltimore, should be somewhere in that realm.
phils fans are always polarized on Revere; some see the .300 hitter and steals; others see the low on base, the noodle arm, the bad jumps in the outfield, and the look of pain he always seems to have on his face no matter what he’s doing.
I like Revere, but he does have a weak outfield arm (he definitely is better in LF, not center). That being said, he’s a great base stealer and a good clubhouse guy. I usually see him smiling. The only time I see him in pain is when he’s tweaked a muscle or is sore from sliding.
Revere’s positives: hits for a good average, steals bases, pretty good fielder when in LF, hitting more extra base hits this season
Revere’s negatives: doesn’t walk much so low OBP, overslides bases, poor fielder in CF, no power, terrible arm, poor baseball IQ
All of that said, he can be useful and comes with 2.5 years of control. I’d say 2 months of Parra should have similar value to 2 years, 2 months worth of Revere.
And since I can’t edit, another positive is good clubhouse guy.