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The Misadventures of Ben Revere Continue in Centerfield

Jun 12, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

source: AP

The misadventures of Ben Revere in center field continued on Tuesday night in Minnesota when the human exclamation point made another awkward and failed attempt at a fly ball to the wall in the fourth inning that led to the Twins taking the early lead.

[watch video of Revere botching a double by Oswaldo Arcia]

As we all know by now, Revere’s defense has not lived up to the hype created when the Phils dealt for him this past  offseason. In fact, aside from a few incredible web gems, it’s been downright disappointing. Couple that with his poor production at the plate and you’re left with some angry Phillies fans.

Exactly.

Phillies beat writer Ryan Lawrence wrote about Revere’s return to Minnesota for today’s paper and tried to point out a silver lining in the dark cloud of Revere manning center: Charlie thinks he can get better.

“I think that he shows you he’s capable of making what you’d call real good catches,” manager Charlie Manuel said. “I think that he can definitely get better. He can get better on the routes he runs. He can get better on positioning, stuff like that.”

Hope is all we’ve got at this point.

  1. Von9 - Jun 12, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    I hate seeing this clown in the lineup. No power, reckless on the basepaths, and no talent in the outfield. A singles hitter with no glove. Him & Delmon are Marlins quality.

    I remember a ballclub that used to play great defense, make the right decisions running the bases, and dominate the NL. Now I get to watch slow, undisciplined players suck the fat titty of guaranteed money.

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    • Steve Jeltz - Jun 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      Outside of Cliff Lee, Erik Kratz, Jonathan Papelbon and Dominic Brown, name another player who hasn’t been playing to “Marlins’ quality”.

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      • msp - Jun 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM

        Kyle Kendrick

      • Von9 - Jun 12, 2013 at 7:44 PM

        I take that back. Revere hits like Juan Pierre with none of JP’s defense or baserunning. So he’s below Marlins quality at this point. The only need he fulfills is Ruben’s goal to have the most negative-WAR lineup per dollar in baseball history.

  2. GTown_Dave - Jun 12, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Once upon a time, Charlie also said this:

    “I look at Martinez as pretty good,” Manuel said. “I look at that as why Martinez is in the big leagues — because he can play second base and shortstop. And I look at him as a top-rated fielder.”

    The man is a dope, & Ben Revere doesn’t have the instincts of a batting tee, let alone a Major League CF.

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  3. willh888 - Jun 12, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Can’t run at everything like you’re on fire. Sometimes I think Benny thinks he’s actually the Red Bull. I love the effort but it’s all for nothing if you’re hopin’ around like a maniac. He should’ve been one of those trampoline basketball players from the 90′s

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