The front office spent a first round draft choice on Revere, even though he had a weak arm and no power. They could have gotten Revere later in the draft, but they took him in round one.
The Twins also traded away Delmon Young, then let Cuddyer and Kubel go via free agency. On top of all that, they have previously declined to trade Revere. Someone in the Twins organization must like Revere, either that or they don't want to admit Revere has yet to impress.
Revere just isn't good enough. If he had a strong arm and had more power in his bat, or at the very least could maintain a higher batting average throughout an entire season, he would be a starting MLB outfielder for sure. But he doesn't and he's not.
Basically from the 2010 postseason (when they lost 4 quality bullpen arms) until Terry Ryan took over the team again recently, it's been a complete disaster in terms of decision making. Since TR has taken over again, it seems like the players who have made the team have actually earned it. It would be great if the Twins could get more out of their $100m payroll, but the last few months have shown me that they're at least trying to do the right thing to get back to winning ball games.
Unfortunately, I think it's going to take more time and players before they win the division again. But in the meantime, I'll give them E for effort.
They always knew he had a weak arm...they went with the selling point that his speed will make up for his weak are and offensively he would be able to provide an OBP that would allow him to utilize his speed.
Making Revere the 4th OF was a poor choice from the start. Because:
Would you truly use him as a late inning defensive replacement with his arm?
Is he a decent enough hitter to allow him to pinch hit it tough spots?
Did he really have any other use as a bench player than as a pinch runner?
The answer to all three of these questions is a resounding NO. So, why was he added to the roster in the first place?
There may have been other factors...such as baseball intelligence maybe...
I remember last season when Revere was supposed to lay down a bunt to move a player over, but was told to look for the wheel play and if it was on to slap the ball through the infield...after Revere successfully bunted the runner over and returned to the dugout, he was asked (paraphrased) by Gardenhire, "why didn't he try to slap the ball through the infield, the opponents had the wheel play on? Revere responded, "What's the wheel play?"
Just maybe there was more of that lack of baseball intelligence going on in that head.
What is the teams current plan with Revere? Are they still holding out hope that he can be a major league outfielder at some point? If not, then will they try trading him and getting whatever they can in return?
I thin kthe team should trade him as quickly as possible, while he still has any value left. If they hold onto him too long, then his trade value becomes zero.