With the World Series at Game 5, it is almost time for teams to begin making offseason moves. For the Philadelphia Phillies the moves that they make are going to be very important after finishing the season with a losing record for the first time since 2002. Changes have to be made whether that is signing free agents or making trades. One question that has come up is if the Phillies should keep center fielder Ben Revere.
Revere is going to be coming back from a broken ankle which he had to have surgery on. He has had been rehabbing, but no one knows how strong he is going to come back. This could be a risk for the Phillies as the position is physically demanding. You have to be able to track down a ball fast, and if Revere’s ankle is not 100 percent then they should get someone who is. However, if his ankle is not one hundred percent it is going to be difficult to trade him. A team is not going to want an injured player.
The Phillies are going to need someone with speed, and Revere has that. This ankle injury could make his skills stronger, but we won’t know until we see him back on the field. Revere only got to play for the first half of the season, and he started making an impression right near when he got injured. He was hitting .305 with 17 RBI while drawing 16 walks and showing he knows how to get on base. The Phillies need someone like that as they had a hard time scoring runs this season.
I believe Revere can help the Phillies if he is healthy. If he was hitting .305 at the midpoint of the season who knows what he could do for all 162 games. Revere is only 25 years old and has years of baseball ahead of him. Hopefully the Phillies decide to keep him as part of their outfield.