PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In a season where hits and runs have been too few and far between for the Phillies (24-33), a guy like the A’s Brandon Moss could have been helpful.
Brandon Moss, 30, was actually in the Phillies organization in 2011 and talked about how the Phillies treated him.
“Philly had kind of showed me what they thought of me when they were looking for a left-handed bench bat late in the year,” Moss told Rosenthal in a piece for FoxSports.com. “I had been having a pretty good year at Triple-A for them. And they went outside the organization and got another guy. Things like that are when you see what teams think of you. You see where you stand. I read the writing on the wall.”
Moss, poised to make his first career all-star team, is batting .280 with 15 home runs, 49 RBI’s, and a .960 OPS this season playing first base for the 37-22 first place, Oakland A’s. He hit 30 home runs and 87 RBI’s in his first full-season with the A’s in 2013.
In 2011 as an outfielder with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs (AAA), Moss hit .275 in 124 games with 23 home runs, 31 doubles, and 80 RBI’s. The guy the Phillies chose instead of Moss was John Bowker, who went 0-13 the rest of that season.
At the end of the 2011 season, a season which the Phillies were upset by the St. Louis Cardinals in game 5 of the NLDS, Moss became a free-agent. Moss, still upset with the way the Phillies treated him, signed with the A’s instead of the Phillies. The rest, as they say, is history.
Read Rosenthal’s full piece here.