The Minnesota Twins were in need of pitching help. So, their decision to deal Revere to the Phillies for Vance Worley and minor league prospect Trevor May last off-season made sense. Philadelphia has 'won' the trade to-date.
While Revere only appeared in 88 games, due to a broken foot, his offensive potential was evident. He hit .305 and stole 22 bases. Hardly a defensive weapon, the 25-year-old was and appears to remain Ryne Sandberg's top leadoff option.
The four-year veteran, who made $515,000 last year, has requested a $2.425 million salary in 2014. General manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. countered with $1.4 million for his center fielder's first year of arbitration eligibility.
Amaro and Revere's representatives seem likely to try and reach a mutually agreeable financial agreement before the early February deadline passes. Neither side seems prone to a confrontational clash prior to spring training's start.