Wednesday, September 30, 2009
SCN trade-Raul Casanova
This is another card that came my way from SCN user michaeland. There are probably 10 more cards from this trade to show, but I am trying to limit my posts to one card at a time.
Raul's career with the Orioles was a mere blip on the radar; it lasted all of 2 games and one at-bat (a strikeout) at the end of September 2002. Do you remember it? I sure don't. He doesn't have any cards featuring him in an O's uni so this Tigers card works for me.
Outside of his brief time with the Orioles, he has played for 5 other MLB teams, mainly the Tigers and Brewers. Raul is what I would describe as a AAAA player who has had some success in the minor leagues that rarely translates to the big league level for any period of time. He is a back up catcher though, and that's a position that normally lifts a middling player onto a major league roster.
For now, Raul played his last game in the Majors for the Mets in June 2008. The most recent information I could find on him shows that he played the '09 season in the Mexican League for the Broncos de Reynosa.