Friday, April 17, 2009
Raul Casanova hit his first home run for the team that drafted him 12 years after he was drafted. He was drafted by the Mets in the 8th round in 1996. In December of 1992 he was traded to the Padres with D.J. Dozier and Wally Whitehurst for Tony Fernandez and a player to be named later. In 1996 he was traded by the Padres with Richie Lewis and Melvin Nieves for Cade Gaspar (whose father played for the Padres in the '70's), Sean Bergman and Todd Stevenson. Over the next few years he signed as free agent with the Orioles (two or three times), Rockies, Brewers, Rays, Red Sox, White Sox, A's and got traded to the Royals and finally signed as a free agent with the Mets in December 2007. On April of 2008 he hit his first homerun for the Mets. I got this card through ebay.